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   Re: Multi-valued attributes

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  • From: Marcus Carr <mrc@allette.com.au>
  • To: XML Dev <xml-dev@ic.ac.uk>
  • Date: Tue, 16 Mar 1999 11:47:31 +1100

James Tauber wrote:

> >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?
> :-)

Gee, I hadn't thought of that... :-)

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

Come to think of it, what you say is perfectly valid. I'm a great believer in clean and
abstract structure - if a transformation was required to make the data more accessible to an
application, I would probably wear that. John was looking for actual uses though, and I still
can't provide one.


Marcus Carr                      email:  mrc@allette.com.au
Allette Systems (Australia)      www:    http://www.allette.com.au
"Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler."
       - Einstein

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