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Re: Principles of XML design


Re:  Principles of XML design
Richard Tobin wrote:
> To invent a document format in which the order of
> attributes is significant and then claim that it conforms to XML would
> be misleading to say the least, since it would not be interoperable with
> the majority of XML tools (which don't preserve attribute order).
> 
> You can of course construct even more egregious examples, such as a
> format in which data is encoded by the number of spaces between
> attributes.  That isn't XML.

Which begs the question: if XML is not what is described in the XML 
specification (any edition of any version, refined and/or complemented 
by any other specification), then what /is/ XML?

-- 
Robin Berjon
   Research Scientist
   Expway, http://expway.com/


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