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On Dec 13, 2004, at 15:17, Elliotte Harold wrote:
>> Ok. Why would relying on such relationships be a "bad" thing though?
>> What are the benefits of introducing an <entry> tag in the <dict>
> 1. Most APIs/languages/tools such as XSLT can much more conveniently
> operate on the parent-child relationship than the sibling
I see. So generally speaking, explicitly "normalizing" the data is
mostly beneficial for the processing tools?
Would a fully "spelled out" structure like the following make it easier
for XSLT to process? Or is that "over-normalized"?
> 2. It's more extensible. For instance, you could extend the entry
> approach to include multi-valued keys and valueless keys quite easily.
Yep. Make sense.