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   Re: [xml-dev] Attribute Order (Was: Create XML )

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elharo@metalab.unc.edu (Elliotte Rusty Harold) writes:
>Because they aren't ordered in SGML. Given that attributes must have 
>unique names, I really can't see the use case for attribute ordering.

At this point, I'm not convinced the unique names requirement was all
that great an idea either.  On the other hand, it's at least easier for
me to see than "order must be treated as insignificant", which seems to
be the most common translation of XML 1.0's "Note that the order of
attribute specifications in a start-tag or empty-element tag is not

Simon St.Laurent
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