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

"Simon St.Laurent" wrote:
> Is there some kind of processing advantage for _parsers_ (not applications)
> to report attribute values in any sequence other than their original sequence?

If we take the SAX like approach with some minor mods: The callback says
"here is an element and here are a bunch of attributes". It is possible
that the attribute collection gets returned as a HashMap of name/value
pairs (SAX returns effectively an array). If you ask for a list of the
keys in the hashmap it is pretty likely that the list order will not
correspond to the declaration order.

Justin Couch                         http://www.vlc.com.au/~justin/
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