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RE: attribute order (RE: Syntax Sugar and XML information models)

At 02:39 PM 3/29/01 -0800, Tim Bray wrote:
>Er, well, <blushing>attribute order is explicitly not sigificant
>in SGML, and so everyone "just knew" that the same was true in
>XML, and in fact all the software was written that way, and
>the 1.0 spec's failure to say so was a huge gaping 900-foot
>plastic erratum, which is now fixed.</blushing> -Tim

Thanks, Tim.

Now if only we knew quite how it happened that way in SGML - might help to 
evaluate whether the blushing is worth it!

Simon St.Laurent - Associate Editor, O'Reilly and Associates
XML Elements of Style / XML: A Primer, 2nd Ed.
XHTML: Migrating Toward XML
http://www.simonstl.com - XML essays and books