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RE: Should we care about elements order ?

  • From: Jonathan Borden <jborden@m...>
  • To: Eric van der Vlist <vdv@d...>, xml-dev@l...
  • Date: Sun, 22 Oct 2000 12:54:16 -0400

RE: Should we care about elements order ?
Eric van der Vlist wrote:

> Like it's the case with a DTD, XML Schema and Relax can handle unordered
> elements at the price of giving up almost any control on their
> occurrences.
> The issue has been submitted to the XML Schema WG as LC-16 and LC-132
> and the response (Martin Gudgin, [1]) has been recently again to decline
> it.

This issue was present when XML 1.0 was specified and directly corresponds
to the decision to remove the "&" model, available in SGML, from XML. This
was one of those features of SGML that was dropped, to my knowledge, in
order to reduce the size and complexity of a validating parser.

Jonathan Borden
The Open Healthcare Group


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