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   Re: [xml-dev] Principles of XML design

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On Thu, 2005-05-05 at 15:43 -0700, Bob Foster wrote:
>  > The XML 1.0 well-formedness definition specifically states that
>  > attributes are unordered, but says nothing about elements.
>  > This means that technically speaking, a conforming XML parser
>  > might decide to report the child elements of memo in Listing 1
>  > in any order.
> Good grief!

It's weird, but it's true.  I think Tim Bray has admitted this was an
omission, but since no sane XML person would tolerate such a libertine
parser, there's not much consequence to the omission.  (This is
standardization by threat of techie ostracism, perhaps?)

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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