Object-oriented serialization (Was Re: Some questions)

Rick Jelliffe ricko at allette.com.au
Sun Dec 5 17:56:31 GMT 1999

From: Dan Brickley <Daniel.Brickley at bristol.ac.uk>

 >(One consequence of XML's document heritage is that document order is
>generally treated as meaningful and in need of preservation. This can
>a pain in the butt for data-centric apps.)

Perhaps a major part of the problem is that sometimes the document order
is meaningful and other times just an artifact of there being no "&"
connector in XML content models, and there is no way to decide.  And
when the order is important, there is no way to label what its
significance is; indeed, the same thing is true of every axis including
the children and parent axes.

Rick Jelliffe

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