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RE: attribute order (RE: Syntax Sugar and XML information models)
- From: Gavin Thomas Nicol <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- To: email@example.com
- Date: Fri, 30 Mar 2001 08:06:36 -0500
Simon St.Laurent says:
> >In such a world, unordered parameter lists/attribute lists
> >make a great deal of sense...
> Sure. But you might also want to be able to use the order of
> said lists as one criteria for applying said type.
As I said in another email, yes, I think you *should* be able
to use attribute ordering as one type of conformance test, though
in *most* cases, it won't be necessary.
I can imagine, for example, trying to validate the output of
a database gateway... attribute order assertion tests could
be very useful (ensuring that the SQL is returning
the data sorted in a particular way).