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   RE: [xml-dev] The order of attributes

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Jim Melton wrote:

> They were both designed by "doc-heads", not by "data-heads" who 
>have a much different view of the world. 

Of course, much of the data in the heads of the data-heads is
object-oriented, in which "attributes" (which admittedly aren't quite
the same as the SGML/XML ones) are also implicitly unordered. 

I think that doc-heads are much more interested in sequential ordering
of data than the data-heads, who, when not thinking in terms of objects
are thinking in terms of tables of unordered rows. 

(See [1] for my picture of a data-head and a doc-head. It accompanied my
XML 2004 presentation and paper[2] "Documents vs. Data, Schemas vs.

weblog: http://www.snee.com/bobdc.blog/
homepage: http://www.snee.com/bob

[1] http://www.snee.com/xml/dheads.jpg
[2] http://www.snee.com/xml/xml2004paper.html


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