Re: Can XML Schemas do this?
>if Element orders are enforced (at least in >W3C XML Schemas), why are Attribute orders not? Because attributes are conventionally used to hold metadata, as opposed to data; that is, they express properties of an element. For instance, if one were to state that they would like a car that is "red, 2-door, and 6 cylinder" (without implying priority), they could just as well say "2-door, 6 cylinder, and red" and not sacrifice the meaning. Joe Chiusano Booz | Allen | Hamilton "Bryce K. Nielsen" wrote: > > > Highly application-dependent. > > > > <procedure><name>Replace Part#13316 in Boeing 777 Wing</name> > > <steps> > > <step>Ensure electrical systems are inactive per testID 32297</step> > > <step>Ensure no fuel vapor concentrations per testID 35151</step> > > <step>Open hatch and stick your head inside</step> > > </steps> > > </procedure> > > > > Sometimes order matters -Tim > > > > I'm not saying that explicit ordering should be removed, I'm just saying > that schema languages should allow both. It gives me a bad taste in my mouth > to tell my partners that while the ordering of the nodes doesn't really > matter, in order for the document to validate against my schema it has to be > in tell-tell order. > > In the above case, it's a good thing those are elements, not attributes, > which brings the next question if Element orders are enforced (at least in > W3C XML Schemas), why are Attribute orders not? > > -BKN > > ----------------------------------------------------------------- > The xml-dev list is sponsored by XML.org <http://www.xml.org>, an > initiative of OASIS <http://www.oasis-open.org> > > The list archives are at http://lists.xml.org/archives/xml-dev/ > > To subscribe or unsubscribe from this list use the subscription > manager: <http://lists.xml.org/ob/adm.pl>
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