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   RE: Request for advice defining an XML based syntax

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  • From: Tim Bray <tbray@textuality.com>
  • To: xml-dev@ic.ac.uk
  • Date: Wed, 27 Aug 1997 22:52:52 -0700

At 10:39 AM 27/08/97 -0700, John Gossman wrote:
>	These questions are a better summary of the basic ones I had.  What is
>content and what is an attribute?  Why use one or another?

There is no automated decision procedure; it all comes down, in the
end, to design aesthetics.  Software should recognize this and be prepared 
to pull the information it needs out of either elements or attributes. -Tim

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