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   Re: Structured attributes

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  • From: ht@cogsci.ed.ac.uk (Henry S. Thompson)
  • To: <donpark@docuverse.com>
  • Date: 08 Mar 2000 23:00:17 +0000

"Don Park" <donpark@docuverse.com> writes:

> >Henry's suggestion used a leading "." to flag an element to be
> >interpreted as an attribute but this leads straight to the question of
> >why use real attributes at all when the schema can be designed to do
> >whatever you want with elements?
> Leading "." violates XML 1.0 spec so they will have to be appended
> instead (i.e. "<href.>").  Frankly, I disagree with rather strict
> name production rule.

I chose leading "." precisely _because_ it violates 1.0.  That means
if my proposed change is introduced in 1.1, it does not change the
interpretation of any existing well-formed XML.

  Henry S. Thompson, HCRC Language Technology Group, University of Edinburgh
          W3C Fellow 1999--2001, part-time member of W3C Team
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