Re: Attribute Order
Christian Nentwich wrote: > > > On the other hand, I'll suggest that tools which need to modify XML > > documents (XML editors) will often want to make the smallest possible > > change to a document so humans won't be surprised when unrelated parts > > of the document change in what is essentially a superficial way. A > > I'll support that. If you are writing an app from scratch and you have a > choice, try to maintain attribute order "as a courtesy" to people who have > to read/write XML manually. > > Of course there is no requirement to do so.. but everytime my <forall > var="x" in="/foo"> comes back from cocoon as <forall in="/foo" var="x"> > because Xerces' dom serializer thinks it has to sort attributes > alphabetically (why?) I lose another 5 years of my life. (and you can > probably see how messed up the syntax would be if I made those subelements > instead of attributes). Thanks! This is a very good reason to maintain the order where possible. Cheers! PF
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