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On Wed, 2002-02-13 at 12:08, Eric van der Vlist wrote:
> Yes, you can see them like this but they do so it by accessing stuff
> whithin the "markup layer" and you can't separate the markup from the
> data easily any longer after you've done so.
I think you highlighted the distinction perfectly. QNames represent a
blurring of markup rules and document content.
Imagine if, for instance I did this:
<test value="<int>44</int>" />
Even if I declared "value" to be of type "XMLContent" or some such, I
don't think it would quiet the howls of dismay. QName is a softer case
because it only plays with names, but it's not much different at its
Ring around the content, a pocket full of brackets
Errors, errors, all fall down!