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- From: "Steven Livingstone" <email@example.com>
- To: "'XML Dev'" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Tue, 21 Sep 1999 23:43:22 +0100
> Would it not also be true that using attributes rather than elements can
> also be more efficient in certain situations?
> In XML messaging for example, would it not be more efficient to use
> attributes accross the wire.
> and an equivalent with attributes
> <person name="Steven" age="24" height="1.87" iq="7">
> The first has 79 characters and the second has 52. If we transferred 10
> peoples information accross the wires, we would need 270 "redundant"
> characters (2700 with 100 persons) !! 10 persons *is not* a lot of data
> the applications I often write.
> In the world of transferring data across the wire, this may be pretty
> important, especially with the recent converstions on XML-bin (binary XML)
> and the desire to speed up XML.
> Does <i>everyone</i> disagree?
> Steven Livingstone
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> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Don Park <email@example.com>
> To: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Sent: Tuesday, September 21, 1999 6:11 PM
> Subject: RE: RFC: Attributes and XML-RPC
> > It is true that attributes are redundant in a sense but they are far
> > useless.
> > Its unobtrusive nature helps solve problems like XML Namespace. As Tim
> > mentioned, it does enhance readability. DTD is a lot more friendly to
> > attributes. With attributes, you can enforce 'just-once' constraint
> > schema. XHTML would look awefully funny without attributes. The list
> > on and on.
> > Redundancy seems like a waste until one ends up between a rock and a
> > place.
> > Best,
> > Don Park - mailto:email@example.com
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