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  • From: Frank Blau <fblau@nina.snohomish.wa.gov>
  • To: xml-dev@ic.ac.uk
  • Date: Mon, 24 Aug 1998 14:17:41 -0700

Is there a formal rule for the use of Atrributes vs Elements? The
assumption I am going on (per The XML Primer) is that Attributes are
best used to communicate information to the browser/application, and
Elements are best used for actual Data. Is this a valid assumption?

In an EDI transaction, I was going to put the Header and Trailer
information in attributes, with the actual Detail Segments as

Any thoughts?


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