Multi-valued attributes

Paul Prescod paul at
Mon Mar 15 17:29:45 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.

In general there are very few answers in the spec. about what is
"significant" or not. Where does it say that element order is significant?
That's what the infoset group is all about.

I would say that everything should be presumed significant until the
infoset group says otherwise.

 Paul Prescod  - ISOGEN Consulting Engineer speaking for only himself

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