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From "Aaron Mulder" <>
Subject Re: Reason for sequence in XSD's
Date Sun, 14 Jan 2007 22:06:09 GMT
We have seen a number of errors on the user list that turned out to be
plans with elements in the wrong order.  I'd have preferred if there
wasn't a specific order I think, but I don't feel strongly enough to
want to change all the schemas.


On 1/14/07, Jason Warner <> wrote:
> >
> > >>
> > >> Anyone got an idea, why it is so? I hope I am not missing something
> > >> important here.
> >
> > >I think it was mostly my preference plus a vague attempt to imitate
> > >the spec schemas.  It's definitely not written in stone :-)  Maybe we
> > >should see what other people like.
>  I think it is generally easier to pick up and learn and if there is a set
> order to the elements.  Also, I think it makes it easier to go from one
> document to another if you know where to look in the document for the
> specific element you might be looking for.  Is there a specific reason to
> not have a set order?  I'm having trouble imagining a case where it would be
> necessary to change the order of the elements.

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