Re: Principles of XML design
On Thu, 2005-05-05 at 15:43 -0700, Bob Foster wrote: > > 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! It's weird, but it's true. I think Tim Bray has admitted this was an omission, but since no sane XML person would tolerate such a libertine parser, there's not much consequence to the omission. (This is standardization by threat of techie ostracism, perhaps?) -- Uche Ogbuji Fourthought, Inc. http://uche.ogbuji.net http://fourthought.com http://copia.ogbuji.net http://4Suite.org Use CSS to display XML, part 2 - http://www-128.ibm.com/developerworks/edu/x-dw-x-xmlcss2-i.html XML Output with 4Suite & Amara - http://www.xml.com/pub/a/2005/04/20/py-xml.html Use XSLT to prepare XML for import into OpenOffice Calc - http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/xml/library/x-oocalc/ Schema standardization for top-down semantic transparency - http://www-128.ibm.com/developerworks/xml/library/x-think31.html
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