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Re: Attribute Order


java dom attribute order
"Hahn, Kimberly A." wrote:
> Keep in mind that a given application may have some attribute sequence
> requirements that a developer put into place for that application.

If a developer does this, it is at their own peril.  Attribute ordering
is insignificant in the spec, so there is no hard requirement that a DOM
implementation (or some other kind of XML representation) needs to keep
them ordered while in memory.  If a Hashtable of some kind is used for
the storage, it is almost certainly likely that those attributes won't
come back in the order they were entered.

If ordering is important to the developer, and they want their
application to be portable between implementations, then they should use
element content instead of attributes.

-- 
Tom Bradford - http://www.tbradford.org
Developer - Apache Xindice (formerly dbXML)
Maintainer - jEdit-Syntax Java Editing Bean

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