[Mono-devel-list] Re: Xml serializer questions

ginga at kit.hi-ho.ne.jp ginga at kit.hi-ho.ne.jp
Tue Mar 18 14:42:27 EST 2003


> What purpose is XmlElementAttribute's Order property suposed 
> to serve? It's marked as internal, and therefore cannot be used 
> when describing a class' serialization rules (unless that class
> resides in the serialization library, no?). 

Below is a comment I found in XmlSerializer.FillTypeTable:

// Sort the attributes for the members according to their Order
// This is an extension to MS's Implementation and will be useful
// if our reflection does not return the same order of elements
// as MS .NET impl

> Why does XmlSerializer forcibly call the writter's WriteStartDocument 
> and WriteEndDocument? If we only called these methods when the 
> writer's WriteState says we are not already in a document, we could
> serialize and object into an already open and used XmlTextWriter 
> (MS does something like this).

Yeah, I think you're right. I fixed in cvs.

Hmm... we should dig some directories and add testcases.

  Atsushi Eno

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