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Re: [xml-dev] Are subelements significant by themselves?
- From: Seairth Jacobs <email@example.com>
- To: xml-dev <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Wed, 03 Oct 2001 14:57:03 -0400
Can you name some apps, even if they are examples? The basic criteria is
that the app is looking for a subelement without knowing anything else about
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To: "xml-dev" <email@example.com>
Sent: Wednesday, October 03, 2001 11:39 AM
Subject: Re: [xml-dev] Are subelements significant by themselves?
> Unfortunately, the answer to all these questions is a big "it depends".
> Depending on what your app needs to do with your data, it may need to know
> about the element's parent. It may need to know about the element's whole
> ancestory, or the entire hierarchy in which it's contained. On the other
> hand I can think of plenty of apps that would be perfectly useful simply
> extracting the element itself.
> Michael A. Rossi
> Computer Sciences Corporation
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> Jacobs To: xml-dev
> <seairth@seai cc:
> rth.com> Subject: [xml-dev] Are
subelements significant by themselves?
> 11:01 AM
> Does an element have any useful significance without knowing the elements
> above it? In other words, without knowing anything about the parent
> element(s) of a given child element, is the child element useful for
> anything at all?
> What if the child element belonged to a different namespace than the
> element(s)? Would an application that "understands" that namespace be
> to process the child element without knowing anything about the parent
> If there any applications of this out there, can some of them be
> Seairth Jacobs
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