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   RE: Structured attributes

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  • From: "Don Park" <donpark@docuverse.com>
  • To: "'XML Developers' list'" <xml-dev@xml.org>
  • Date: Thu, 2 Mar 2000 21:24:46 -0800

To me, uniqueness of attributes are not much of
a benefit and a problem if I want to have alternate
values.  It simpler, from my view, to have attributes
as elements and order of multiple instances given some
signficance such as order of preference.  So, I can say


So, I prefer making attributes just a convenient form of
child elements which gives us structured attributes without
adding new features.  Of course, this would cause a conflict
with mixed content which is one of the reasons why we
dropped mixed content in SML.


Don Park    -   mailto:donpark@docuverse.com
Docuverse   -   http://www.docuverse.com

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