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

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> I see. So generally speaking, explicitly "normalizing" the data is 
> mostly beneficial for the processing tools?

Don't forget the biggest (err) tool of all, however, the humans who have 
to work with the data!  Doesn't it make more sense to model a dictionary 
as a set of entries, and an entry is a set of key/value pairs?  When you 
think "set of" in XML, think "child element"

FWIW, here's what I'd do
			<key type="...">blabla</key>
			<value type="...">foo foo</value>

As for e/entry and key/k value/v, that's your choice.  I'd add a type 
attribute (leaving it out defaults to "string" probably) so that if you 
build xml<->data tools you know what you've got.  I'd use type as an 
attribute, since it is meta-data information about the content.

Cute 'nym.
Rich Salz, Chief Security Architect
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