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   Re: When is an attribute an attribute?

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  • From: Murray Maloney <murray@muzmo.com>
  • To: Tyler Baker <tyler@infinet.com>
  • Date: Tue, 7 Apr 1998 11:24:39 -0400

At 10:21 AM 4/7/98 -0400, Tyler Baker wrote:
>If you are modeling an object which will never change at all 
>(like a Rectangle) then you would be best to do something like this:
><RECTANGLE x="0" y="0" width="0" height="0"/>
This is a very good example of when attributes are optimal.
In this case, the attributes are object properties,
rather than children of the object.

Even so, a RECTANGLE element could use containment
to better advantage for cases where there are many, 
possibly disjoint name/value pairs or collections.

	<LABEL>My Pretty Rectangle</LABEL>

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