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

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Bob Foster scripsit:

> As was pointed out earlier, the "schema-centric" view is missing the 
> ability to say, for elements, that no order is prescribed and order is 
> not significant. Same semantics as attributes.

If order is not significant, why not prescribe an order?  It simplifies
implementation to do so.

> Further, the schema-centric viewpoint you describe is definitely not the 
> common usage for iterated choices, e.g., (a|b|...)*. In this case, no 
> order (or cardinality) are prescribed and the semantics is usually that 
> order is not significant.

XHTML is a massive counterexample: order is extremely significant, but
most content models are of exactly that form.

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