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RE: attribute order (RE: Syntax Sugar and XML information models)
- From: "Christopher R. Maden" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- To: email@example.com
- Date: Fri, 30 Mar 2001 22:17:31 -0800
At 05:26 30-03-2001, 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?
Not that I can think of. But consider the presence of a DTD: what *is* the
<!DOCTYPE sample [
<!ELEMENT sample EMPTY>
att1 CDATA "blort"
att2 CDATA #IMPLIED
att3 CDATA #REQUIRED>
What is the order of attributes? Very good cases can be made for either
3,1 or 1,3.
Now consider the case of a well-formed document with some attribute
defaults declared, but other attributes just given in the instance. What's
the order there?
Christopher R. Maden, XML Consultant
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