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   Re: [xml-dev] [newbie] Mapping a Map 101?

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On Dec 13, 2004, at 14:13, Elliotte Harold wrote:

> I wouldn't rely on sibling relationships.

Ok. Why would relying on such relationships be a "bad" thing though? 
What are the benefits of introducing an <entry> tag in the <dict> 

As far as a dictionary goes, one could be as "succinct" as a succession 
of key value pairs:


In this case, the "meaning" of the elements is defined by their 
relative ordering. How "bad" is it that the "semantic" of the elements 
is not explicitly spelled out? Pros? Cons?

> I might also rethink the notion of embedding the data types in the tag 
> names, but then again I might not.

Ok. I'm not quiet sure what you mean by "embedding the data types" 
though? Care to elaborate on this? How would an alternative version 
which does not embed data types looks like?





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