I dont think that the problem is big enough for you to worry about it. The order of those elements will not be asked about in the exam( I think). Refer the JSP document question in the final mock exam in the head first book to verify your answer on the jsp document root element. It has a question on the root thing
The specifications used for the SCWCD haven't changed for the last several years. We will let everyone know when a new version of the exam is coming, but at this point there is no plan to upgrade the SCWCD exam.
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