RE: Attribute Order
-----Original Message----- From: Sean McGrath > The trick is knowing where to draw the line. > Try and implement everything in declarative grammers is impossible. In this particular case, I'm think that NOTHING can be specified in a declarative grammar. I have to look again at RELAX NG, though, as it might handle the case where ordered elements are interrupted by unordered insertions of other elements... but I'm thinking not. > There is a sweet spot, its > application and case by case specific. You develop a nose for it but > it takes a long time. No, I understand that. What worries me is not having any widely-used XML processor or architecture available to handle this particular XML. > Pragmatists err on the side of little gray boxes because the boxes > are "little" (do something small and do it well), "gray" (plug > replaceable > with something else, commodity) and "boxes" (plural - use numerous > little boxes to make an intractable problem tractable via > divide and conquer). Actually, I mispoke (paraphrasing too much of Hercule Poirot, I suppose): this is a BIG gray box. Does all validation, except perhaps well-formedness checking. > <Plug> > I'll be talking about this and other aspects of the industrialisation > of XML processing at XML 2001 next week > http://www.xmlconference.org/xmlusa/2001/thursday.htm#7 > </Plug> Wish I could be there...
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