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   Re: Multi-valued attributes

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  • From: "James Tauber" <jtauber@jtauber.com>
  • To: "XML Dev" <xml-dev@ic.ac.uk>
  • Date: Tue, 16 Mar 1999 07:59:48 +0800

John Cowan wrote:
> Can SGML tribal elders report on any actual uses of IDREFS and ENTITIES?

Marcus Carr:
>Certainly - come closer to the fire, my son...
>Actually, I can't think of a particularly good application for IDREFS

How about when you want to reference more than one ID from the one element?

I came close to using IDREFS for xmlsoftware.com and the only reason I
didn't was the lack of support in XSL.

xmlsoftware.com is a single XML document with two main sections, a list of
categories with descriptions and a list of software. Each category has an
ID. IDREFS could be used for associating products with one *or more*

    <Product Categories="editor browser">...</Product>

(not an SGML tribal elder)

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