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> Inelegant as appinfo cardinality annotations may be, I have suggested
> alternatives, none of which are being accepted with open arms:
> 1) add a constraint to the data model that requires children to be
> (I have sympathy for those who wish not to enforce artificial constraints
> their data model.)
> 2) Use RELAX-NG + XSD datatypes. (Politically incorrect.)
> 3) Fix the cardinality definitions in the XSD schema and use an XSLT
> transform to order children prior to validation. (Seems simplest, but
> what's the performance hit for a large document? Maybe Tom Passin can
> that one.).
Aha, payback time, eh, Jeff? The smallest performance hit would be to use
an xslt stylesheet to reorder the __schema__, not the data (after all, they
want to allow any order, right?)!