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Re: Principles of XML design

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 > The XML 1.0 well-formedness definition specifically states that
 > attributes are unordered, but says nothing about elements.
 > This means that technically speaking, a conforming XML parser
 > might decide to report the child elements of memo in Listing 1
 > in any order.

Good grief!

Bob Foster

Uche Ogbuji wrote:
 > Several times when a question on XML design has come up here, I've
 > pointed to one of my articles in this series, and the feedback has been
 > good, so I thought I'd make a more holistic mention.  The latest
 > installment is out:  "When the order of XML elements matters"
 > http://www-128.ibm.com/developerworks/xml/library/x-eleord.html.  See
 > Copia[1] for more.
 > The other articles are:
 > "When to use elements versus attributes"
 > http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/xml/library/x-eleatt.html
 > "Use XML namespaces with care"
 > http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/xml/library/x-namcar.html
 > "Element structures for names and addresses"
 > http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/xml/library/x-elemdes.html
 > "Considering container elements"
 > http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/xml/library/x-contain.html
 > Also worth mentioning my discussion of ERH's excellent book _Effective
 > XML_:
 > http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/xml/library/x-think25.html
 > And speaking of ERH, I'm very happy to note that he also has a column
 > now on IBM developerWorks:
 > http://www-128.ibm.com/developerworks/xml/library/x-mxd1.html
 > I hope folks find all this helpful.
 > [1] http://copia.ogbuji.net/blog/2005-05-05/Principles


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