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   A philosophical question?

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  • From: "Linda Grimaldi" <grimlinda@earthlink.net>
  • To: <xml-dev@xml.org>
  • Date: Thu, 11 May 2000 10:14:49 -0600

While I'm a relatively new member of the mailing list, it strikes me that
this group may be dispositionally inclined to address questions such as the

In the XPath spec(and, I suspect, in the XML InfoSet spec, although I
haven't read that one yet- it is on the list), the following statement is
made in the Data Model (section 5.3, for example, also 5.4 re: namespace
nodes) "... the element is the parent of each of these attribute nodes;
however, an attribute node is not a child of its parent element."

I try not to be too obsessed by symmetry, but I find this statement somewhat
perplexing.  Any insights?  And what are the implications, if any, for


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