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- From: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- To: "XML Developers' List" <email@example.com>
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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