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   Re: Content v. attribute

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  • From: Paul Prescod <papresco@technologist.com>
  • To: "'xml-dev@ic.ac.uk'" <xml-dev@ic.ac.uk>
  • Date: Mon, 26 Oct 1998 06:36:09 -0500

"Vrijland, Jacco TRC-OGRS/2" wrote:
> Maybe you can provide me with some reasons why one of the two would be
> preferable over the other. Or with references as to where I can find out
> myself.


"A perennial question arising in the mind of SGML/XML DTD designers is
whether to model and encode certain information using an element, or
alternatively, using an attribute. For example, given some information
about the 'title' of a work and the goal of encoding this information in
markup, which of the two encodings is preferable, and what principles can
be used to decide?"

 Paul Prescod  - http://itrc.uwaterloo.ca/~papresco

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