Multi-valued attributes

John Cowan cowan at
Mon Mar 15 15:56:50 GMT 1999

Ronald Bourret wrote:

> XML supports three types of multi-valued attributes: IDREFS, NMTOKENS, and
> ENTITIES.  Is the order of the values in a multi-valued attribute
> significant?  I can't find anything that says one way or the other in the
> spec.

A fine question.  I think it's application-dependent, so a priori
order counts, and applications can throw it away if they want to.

Can SGML tribal elders report on any actual uses of IDREFS and ENTITIES?

John Cowan		cowan at
	You tollerday donsk?  N.  You tolkatiff scowegian?  Nn.
	You spigotty anglease?  Nnn.  You phonio saxo?  Nnnn.
		Clear all so!  'Tis a Jute.... (Finnegans Wake 16.5)

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