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Which, of course, makes it sound like those with a little experience want to be helpful, but the experts don't care. ;-)
It is far better to say, "Here is the general concept and some good practices, but there are exceptions" than to say "There is no answer." (note I said "good" practices to avoid the debate about "best" practice :-) ).
Those with experience can often point others in the right direction (as Michael Champion did).
-----Original Message-----
From: Howard Katz [mailto:howardk@fatdog.com]
Sent: Thursday, March 18, 2004 10:15 AM
To: DuCharme, Bob (LNG-CHO); 'Jose Airton'; xml-dev@lists.xml.org
Subject: RE: [xml-dev] elements or attributes

Maybe something like :
A beginner's question.
He of little experience speaks passionately.
The expert smiles.
-----Original Message-----
From: DuCharme, Bob (LNG-CHO) [mailto:bob.ducharme@lexisnexis.com]
Sent: Thursday, March 18, 2004 7:27 AM
To: 'Jose Airton'; xml-dev@lists.xml.org
Subject: RE: [xml-dev] elements or attributes

My favorite answer is still Michael Kay's from almost four years ago (http://lists.xml.org/archives/xml-dev/200006/msg00285.html -- if he could have cut a few syllables, it would have been a great haiku):
  Beginners always ask this question.
  Those with a little experience express their opinions passionately.
  Experts tell you there is no right answer.


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