I have one generic question on XML structure [XML element].
If an XML element represents an object then element's attributes would be properties of that object.
Then any subelement [be it leaf or non-leaf] would represent the hierarchy of the objects [containment].
If the element is a leaf node then that element's value will be meaning full.
BUT if the element is not a leaf node then what is the BUSINESS/Real-life meaning of having value in that element ?
My understanding is that an element's attributes and its sub-elements are enough to represent an object.
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="ISO-8859-1"?>
What is the business meaning of allowing element value for non-leaf element in XML W3C standards.
Thanks in advance for sharing your thoughts/inputs/ideas.