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   What is the use of non-leafElement' VALUE ?

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  • Subject: What is the use of non-leafElement' VALUE ?
  • From: "Saha Rabindra N" <saha.rn@mellon.com>
  • Date: Thu, 26 May 2005 16:00:02 -0400
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Title: What is the use of non-leafElement' VALUE ?

  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.

Example :
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="ISO-8859-1"?>
 Some value

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.


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