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   RE: [xml-dev] Attribute Usage

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Essentially, to annotate element content (for example, 
to provide an identifier value.)

As to elements over attributes, a LOT of ink has been spilled 
and it comes down to dealer's choice.  OTOH, attributes have 
issues such as limited native types, non-repeating, no 
structure, etc., that you should understand.  Start here:



From: Farid.Mahini@L-3com.com [mailto:Farid.Mahini@L-3com.com]

What is the purpose of element attribute?  And is there a usage
rule-of-thumb for element attribute (attribute vs. child element) ? 


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