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Re: Is document order of content in XML required?

From: Henry S. Thompson <ht@cogsci.ed.ac.uk>
Date: Wed, 29 Oct 2003 09:40:13 +0000
To: Dan Vint <dvint@dvint.com>
Cc: xmlschema-dev@w3.org
Message-ID: <f5bekwwwfeq.fsf@erasmus.inf.ed.ac.uk>

Probably the wrong list for this, as it's about XML itself, but the
short answer is the order of children is significant and must be
maintained by conformant XML processors.

The reference for this is the Infoset REC, section 2.2 [1]:

  "[children] An ordered list of child information items, in document order."

[1] http://www.w3.org/TR/xml-infoset/#infoitem.element
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