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   Re: [xml-dev] elements or attributes

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I started a thread [1] here about 1 year ago on this very topic - you
might find some interesting stuff there as well.

Kind Regards,
Joe Chiusano
Booz | Allen | Hamilton
Strategy and Technology Consultants to the World

[1] http://lists.xml.org/archives/xml-dev/200304/msg00114.html

Michael Champion wrote:
> On Mar 17, 2004, at 5:59 PM, Jose Airton wrote:
> >
> > What method can I apply in order to identify if a given information
> > must be elements and which must be attributes?
> >
> The world's collective wisdom on this subject is linked/summarized at
> http://xml.coverpages.org/elementsAndAttrs.html
> See especially
> http://www-106.ibm.com/developerworks/xml/library/x-eleatt.html
> "The oldest question asked by adopters of XML is when to use elements
> and when to use attributes in XML design. As with most design issues,
> this question rarely has absolute answers"
> The best short answer might be stated "elements for data, attributes
> for metadata" but there are subtleties that these articles explain in
> some depth.
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