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At 11:38 12-12-2001, Dinculescu, Christiana wrote:
>The XML parsers I used till now preserve the order of siblings when a
>document is parsed/dumped in/from DOM. I don't see any reason a parser will
>change the order, but I'm interested from the formal point of view.
>I'd like to know if this is a standard requirement or it's implementation
The order of siblings should not change. The XML Recommendation is not
completely explicit about this, I think, but order is definitely
significant for DTD validation. (There are many things that were so
obvious to those with SGML experience that the XML Working Group sort of
forgot to write them down.)
More practically, I've never heard of any XML parser that didn't preserve
element order, and I think the author would get shot if any such materialized.
Attribute order is almost never preserved.
Christopher R. Maden, Principal Consultant, HMM Consulting Int'l, Inc.
DTDs/schemas - conversion - ebooks - publishing - Web - B2B - training
> <URL: http://crism.maden.org/consulting/
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