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   Re: [xml-dev] RE : [xml-dev] Comparison of Xml documents

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Bob Wyman scripsit:

> It would have been wise if the WXS designers had noted existing
> standards and used "SET" rather than "SEQUENCE" when defining WXS...

There's a reason behind that: the schema-centric viewpoint on this point
is opposed to the data-centric viewpoint.  In general, if a schema says
that the order is prescribed (a sequence), that means that there is no
significance in the order.  On the other hand, if the schema does not
prescribe an order, then there is typically significance in the ordering
that actually appears in the data.  WXS takes a schema-centric viewpoint;
ASN.1 takes a data-centric one.

In politics, obedience and support      John Cowan <jcowan@reutershealth.com>
are the same thing.  --Hannah Arendt    http://www.ccil.org/~cowan


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