Re: Attribute Order (Was: Create XML )
Simon St.Laurent wrote: > jonathan@o... (Jonathan Borden) writes: > >You are not the first to desire this. Indeed the concept of SGML > >"Groves" was intended to allow a full fidelity representation via an > >API of an SGML document (or any arbitrary subset as desired). > > I agree that I'm not the first to desire this, but at the same time > Groves is a lousy comparison. I'm focusing on concrete characters, only > then permitting abstraction, while Groves starts with the abstraction > and lets you reach full fidelity only afterward. > Not all "groves" need to be overly abstract (but granted you are correct for the most part). But for example <a href="http://www.openhealth.org/XSet/" >XSet</a> is based _directly_ on the character matching productions of XML 1.0 -- whose terminals are all characters. My question is how many folks need to care about these details? These details seem to fall on the wrong side of the 80/20 divide. I am not sure why I should get excited about attribute order, is there some application (outside an editor) where this ought be important? Jonathan
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