From: Philip Reynolds (phil at domain redbrick.dcu.ie)
Date: Tue 10 Sep 2002 - 13:22:53 IST
Padraig Brady's [padraig.brady at domain corvil.com] 33 lines of wisdom included:
> Padraig Brady wrote:
> > Justin MacCarthy wrote:
> >> Elements followed by commas are expected to be in the order the
> >> appear in
> >> the DTD.
> >> <!ELEMENT name (attr_one*, attr_two, attr_three?, attr_four )>
> >> expects the elements in order but
> >> <!ELEMENT name (attr_one* attr_two attr_three? attr_four )>
> >> doesn't.
> Are you sure about this?
> I looked in XML in a Nutshell and there was no mention
> of this syntax. Also comp.text.xml suggested
> if you wanted unordered stuff then you must
> use attributes rather than elements?
Well, with the example you supplied, I can tell you this, you
defined a DTD, with a comma-delimited list of child element names,
which is also known as a sequence list.
They must _always_ appear in the sequence shown in the declaration.
So to answer your original post, no, that was wrong.
As regards, Justins answer, I can't confirm this, but I've certainly
never read any XML documentation to confirm what he's saying.
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