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Re: Element Order significance in XML

Bhatt, Avi wrote:

> In particular, how can we
> specify that ELEMENT BIG can have either 0 or 1 of SMALL1, SMALL2... in any
> random order?

You can't using DTDs.  SGML had this capability, but it was removed from
XML.  XML Schemas restore the capability.

My advice: Learn to live with fixed order.  The additional flexibility
is rarely worthwhile.

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