RE: process order (still...)
My $0.02: Attributes have no inherent order because there is no semantic meaning to their order. In other words, say I have the following element: <dog color="brown" name="Fido"/> There's no significance to the fact that the color comes before the name. Something like: <dog name="Fido" color="brown"> conveys exactly the same information. This is why I am a (somewhat heretical, I fear) advocate of using attributes to represent information when using XML for data - just like in a relational database, it doesn't really matter whether piece of information (column) A comes before or after piece of information (column) B. The only thing that's meaningful about an attribute is the element to which it's attached, not the order in which it appears. - Kevin Kevin Williams XML Architect Ultraprise Corporation kwilliams@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx > -----Original Message----- > From: Mike Brown [mailto:mike@xxxxxxxx] > Sent: Thursday, April 13, 2000 1:39 PM > To: xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx > Subject: Re: process order (still...) > > I'm asking why do they have no inherent order. "Because the > implementation > might be some wacky hash table" is a circular argument. XSL-List info and archive: http://www.mulberrytech.com/xsl/xsl-list
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