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RE: XML 1.0 - Element order significance
- From: Eric Bohlman <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- To: Mike Brown <email@example.com>,"'firstname.lastname@example.org'" <email@example.com>
- Date: Mon, 22 Jan 2001 23:06:10 -0600
1/22/01 5:05:09 PM, Mike Brown <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>So I believe that it is up to SAX, DOM, the Infoset, XPath, and applications
>to say whether their respective models consider elements to be ordered. (SAX
>doesn't really count, though, since it is essentially reporting what is
>implied by the markup as it serially reads the document).
Note that XHTML, among other XML-defined languages, would be impossible to
parse correctly with a processor that did not respect document order. In
"publishing" applications, sibling element nodes really have to form a list
rather than a set.