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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