Content or Metadata?

Mike Spreitzer spreitze at
Thu Dec 2 19:42:27 GMT 1999

> Operationally, my experience suggests that in stuff that is
> not metadata, ordering matters.  The converse is true; if ordering matters,
> it's probably not metadata.   There are exceptions but you have to
> work pretty hard. -Tim

What about the list of authors of a scholarly paper?  Isn't that metadata for which order

Not sweating yet,

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