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   RE: Attributes with Intent

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  • From: "W. Eliot Kimber" <eliot@isogen.com>
  • To: <xml-dev@ic.ac.uk>
  • Date: Mon, 04 May 1998 11:22:33 -0500

At 02:56 PM 5/4/98 UT, Simon St.Laurent wrote:
>>But one of the advantages of a hierarchically-structured data
>>representation is the ability to have scopes to which properties apply. If
>>a processor can't at least maintain a stack of the attributes of the
>>ancestors of the current element, it's pretty darn braindead.  
>This attribute discussion is interesting, because I'm not sure you want to 
>expect the processor to have the entire document available for stack

You don't need the entire document, only the attributes of the ancestry of
the root of the subchunk you're processing.  This is not a big deal.


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