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   RE: [xml-dev] What's the point of customizing element tags?

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It enables you to denote that regardless of how many  
times and different technologies you use to build a 
an application, you are building the same application. 
The costs will reflect precisely your ability to 
abstract that application from the technology you 
use each time to implement it.

A Contacts list is a Contacts list is a Contacts list....


From: Jeffrey Fitzgerald [mailto:mailgroups@jlfx.com]
	Obviously a question from an XML newbie...

	But what is the point of custom naming xml elements when they are
accessed in an OOP manner?
	Here is what I mean:

                       <whatsUp>Whats the point</whatsUp>
	My understanding is that you don't access the contents using syntax
newbie.question.whatsUp.value, but rather an obscure
childNodes[0].childNodes[0].childNodes[0].nodeValue (not even sure if that 
is right). But in any case, if you don't use the custom names
then why not do:


	Thanks for enlightening me :-)...

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