Why doesn't XML have Bag?

Matthew Sergeant (EML) Matthew.Sergeant at eml.ericsson.se
Fri Mar 26 13:03:33 GMT 1999

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Roger L. Costello [SMTP:costello at mitre.org]
> Why doesn't XML support the notion of an unordered list of elements,
> i.e., a Bag?  Perhaps this is a limitation of DTD, not XML?  That is,
> DTDs do not support Bags, but XML has no such inherent limitation?  Does
> DCD support Bags?  /Roger
	Unordered list in XML:

		<li>An Item</li>
		<li>Another Item</li>

	Ordered list in XML:

		<li>Item 1</li>
		<li>Item 2</li>

	The point is an unordered list is an application level issue, not an
XML level issue - it's easy to implement one at your application level. Nay
- I would go as far as to say it's trivial.

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