Re: Principles of XML design
> 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 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. > >  http://copia.ogbuji.net/blog/2005-05-05/Principles >
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