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At 03:50 AM 11/11/2003, Michael Kay wrote:
>A lot of people nowadays forget that the M in XML stands for markup.
>Markup is a noun derived from a verb: it implies that you start with a
>piece of continuous text, and you then annotate it, without changing the
>So the original motivation for the difference between attributes and
>child elements is that child elements contain the original data and
>attributes contain the annotations.
An excellent, clear explanation.