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   RE: [xml-dev] XML Designing Problems.

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Hi All,
I have an xml document that looks like this.
    <XYZ> Value of xyz </XYZ>
        <ABC> Value of Element1 </ABC>
        <XYZ> Value for this xyz </XYZ>
As you can see, the element XYZ is being used twice, once as the direct child of the root and another as children for the element 'Children1'.
My Questions:
1) Is this an acceptible design for the document?
2) Is there any specification that states that XML document shouldn't have duplicate elements like this? 
Using the same element in two different places is fine, many documents use <title> both within a section and a subsection.
But you shouldn't use <XML> as an element name, it's a reserved name.

Michael Kay
Software AG
home: Michael.H.Kay@ntlworld.com
work: Michael.Kay@softwareag.com


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