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   Re: [xml-dev] Penance for misspent attributes

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"Simon St.Laurent" <simonstl@simonstl.com> wrote:
| On Thu, 2002-05-16 at 14:34, Arjun Ray wrote:

|> The basic lesson: Do not use attributes to *analyse* wholes into parts. 
| Yes!  A very nice way to describe the distinction.

Unfortunately, this goes against some significant memes in the XML world.
Consider, for instance, this specimen of appalling cluelessness, which was
no doubt well received nonetheless:


Note, in particular, the glib use of "canonical" - nice, friendly, warm,
feelgood vibes there - to predispose the reader to the um, "correct view".


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