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RE: Attributes v Elements

This is ONLY a rule of thumb.  If you think of elements 
as having content and attributes for metadata about 
the element itself or it's content, that is a rule 
of thumb.   Attributes are structure poor.

The exceptions are legendary.  As Robin 
says, the technical advantages or one or the other 
are "covered" on his page.


Ekam sat.h, Vipraah bahudhaa vadanti.
Daamyata. Datta. Dayadhvam.h

* Conder, Tom D (N-MAXIM Group) (tom.d.conder@lmco.com) wrote:

> Is there a good reference on the Web offering advice about various design
> decisions I have to make while developing a DTD (or XMLSchema)?
> Is there a simple rule of thumb to apply to the use of attributes?