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   RE: [SML] Whether to support Attribute or not?

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  • From: "Erik James Freed" <ejfreed@infocanvas.com>
  • To: "Eric Bohlman" <ebohlman@netcom.com>, "Pavel Velikhov" <pvelikho@cs.ucsd.edu>
  • Date: Sat, 27 Nov 1999 12:53:35 -0800

Then that query language would be making assumptions about the
semantic equivalence of attributes and elements with the 
same name. This seems wrong. I think the problem is harder than
you present it.


> But that's merely a design decision on the part of the designers of the
> two query languages, *not* an inherent limitation.  It would be perfectly
> possible to design and implement a query language that treated an
> element's attributes the same as text-only child elements of that
> attribute.

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