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Several times when a question on XML design has come up here, I've
pointed to one of my articles in this series, and the feedback has been
good, so I thought I'd make a more holistic mention.  The latest
installment is out:  "When the order of XML elements matters"
http://www-128.ibm.com/developerworks/xml/library/x-eleord.html.  See
Copia[1] for more.

The other articles are:

"When to use elements versus attributes"
"Use XML namespaces with care"
"Element structures for names and addresses"
"Considering container elements"

Also worth mentioning my discussion of ERH's excellent book _Effective


And speaking of ERH, I'm very happy to note that he also has a column
now on IBM developerWorks:


I hope folks find all this helpful.

[1] http://copia.ogbuji.net/blog/2005-05-05/Principles

Uche Ogbuji                               Fourthought, Inc.
http://uche.ogbuji.net                    http://fourthought.com
http://copia.ogbuji.net                   http://4Suite.org
Use CSS to display XML, part 2 - http://www-128.ibm.com/developerworks/edu/x-dw-x-xmlcss2-i.html
XML Output with 4Suite & Amara - http://www.xml.com/pub/a/2005/04/20/py-xml.html
Use XSLT to prepare XML for import into OpenOffice Calc - http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/xml/library/x-oocalc/
Schema standardization for top-down semantic transparency - http://www-128.ibm.com/developerworks/xml/library/x-think31.html


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