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- To: Andrew Layman <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Subject: Re: [xml-dev] malfunctioning, evil adult as XML
- From: Bill de hÓra <email@example.com>
- Date: Sat, 01 Feb 2003 14:03:01 +0000
- Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Andrew Layman wrote:
> The obvious syntactic device (in a future version of XML) for a
> structured attribute is something that looks much like an element, e.g.
> <@title>Paradise Lost</@title>
> John Milton
> Of Man's First Disobedience and the Fruit
> Of that Forbidden Tree, whose mortal tast
> Brought Death into the World, and all our woe,
> With loss of Eden, till one greater Man
> Restore us, and regain the blissful Seat,
> Sing Heav'nly Muse ...
By using an attribute or a PI to indicate an element is a structured
attribute, there's no need for a syntactic extension. That is if
we're sure we need structured attributes at all.
Bill de hÓra