RE: [xsl] attribute order

Subject: RE: [xsl] attribute order
From: Meltem Kogelbauer <meltem.kogelbauer@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 22 Feb 2002 10:43:01 -0000
I am using Xalan/Xerces. I have tested this with saxon as well and it works
fine. So the order of the attributes can be controlled, if desired, with the

Funny, I am using all the time attribute-sets but I have not noticed that
the order could be changed. We are following our standards to have
consistant output everywhere, if it was not the meta tag issue we would not
have noticed this perhaps at all.

cheers all

-----Original Message-----
From: Andy Joslin [mailto:andy.joslin@xxxxxxxx]
Sent: Friday, February 22, 2002 10:04 AM
To: xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: RE: [xsl] attribute order

Hi Peter

I've just tried rearranging the attributes and the processor (in my case,
Xalan/Xerces) does seem to respect the order..


<xsl:attribute name="width">580</xsl:attribute>
<xsl:attribute name="cellpadding">0</xsl:attribute>
<xsl:attribute name="cellspacing">0</xsl:attribute>
<xsl:attribute name="border">0</xsl:attribute>


<table width="580" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" border="0">

I can't speak for other processors, but this works for me. I don't know what
setup Meltem is using, but it would be interesting to see if this behaviour
is consistent across implementations.



-----Original Message-----
From: Peter Davis [mailto:pdavis152@xxxxxxxxx]
Sent: 21 February 2002 19:34
To: xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: [xsl] attribute order

It was my experience that processors that change the order tend to 
alphabetize the attributes, or, if the processor happens to store the 
attributes in a hash-map of some kind, seemingly random order.  Have you 
tried if rearranging the attribute-set has the same effect in the output?

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