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- From: John Cowan <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- To: XML Dev <email@example.com>
- Date: Tue, 07 Jul 1998 14:35:37 -0400
james anderson scripsit:
> as noted above, syntax would not be sufficient. in any case, a name encoded as
> a string must, at some point, become a universal identifier.
> it makes no sense
> to delay this operation,
It makes every sense to delay this operation until we know just which
attribute values represent names. Blindly interning every attribute
value just in case it's a name, and worse yet, assuming that every
attribute value of the form foo:bar *is* a name, is inefficient
and perhaps incorrect.
John Cowan http://www.ccil.org/~cowan firstname.lastname@example.org
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