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   Re: [xml-dev] Principles of XML design

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On 5/6/05, Chris Burdess <dog@bluezoo.org> wrote:


> Not at all. The spec says the order of attributes is not significant.
> Whether one processor or another chooses to believe that it is
> significant is irrelevant. Building an expectation of such behaviour
> will simply leave your users confused and unhappy when they start using
> another, conformant XML processor without that behaviour and their
> application is broken.

Just out of interest: when are "users" going to be switching between
parsers for a given application?  Even as a developer once I've picked
a particular parser for a particular application I've pretty well
committed to it for the lifetime of the app...

Peter Hunsberger


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