Don't use XML::Simple.
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There's ,no easy solution, I think, because there's probably no XML module around that guarantees that the produced attributes are in the same order as they are parsed.
But XML::Simple guarantees almost absolutely nothing, not even that the output will have a similar structure as the input. It may even move data from content to attribute or vice versa. the only guarantee you get on the output of XML::Simple is that XML::Simple will be able to read it back in.