Re: Order of attributes
I agree with Mr. Tobin .. I would imagine elements as objects, and attributes as the object's properties. I think(IHMO) the object's properties are not supposed to be ordered (so should attributes).. Regards, Mukul --- Richard Tobin <richard@i...> wrote: > No, because that's not what attributes are for. The > attributes of an > element are uniquely identified by their names, and > the children are > not. The semantics of an attribute depends on its > name, not its > position within the start tag. > > You can write down a matrix of the properties of > attributes and child > elements: whether they are named, whether their > order is significant, > whether they have recursive structure (it helps to > have several dimensions > to write in :-). The three I listed give you 8 > possible combinations; > XML (and SGML) only provide two of them, but they > are two that cover > a lot of useful cases. > > >More practically, if a parser guarantees reporting > attributes to the > >application in their order of occurrence in a > document, would this be a > >reason to declare the parser incompliant with XML > 1.0? > > No, of course not. An XML editor is the obvious > example of an > application that can benefit from that information. > But an XML editor > does not use an XML document for its semantics. > > -- Richard > > ----------------------------------------------------------------- > 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://www.oasis-open.org/mlmanage/index.php> > > Discover Yahoo! Stay in touch with email, IM, photo sharing and more. Check it out! http://discover.yahoo.com/stayintouch.html
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