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   Re: Endtag attributes

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  • From: <david@megginson.com>
  • To: "XML Developers' List" <xml-dev@ic.ac.uk>
  • Date: Tue, 10 Nov 1998 18:53:22 -0500 (EST)

Anders W. Tell writes:

 > So adding an attributes at the end allows the developers to keep a
 > pure stream programming model without sacrificing performance.

Yes, but what you save in the writing, you lose in the reading: a SAX
client reading your XML element would have to buffer the whole
contents until it got to the end tag to make certain that there were
no important attributes there.

A specific version of a specific XML document is written only once,
but it can be read many times; when you are forced to choose between
adding complexity to writing or reading, writing should end up drawing
the shorter straw.

All the best,


David Megginson                 david@megginson.com

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