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   Re: [xml-dev] What is the use of non-leafElement' VALUE ?

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Easy: Consider the following markup:

  <title>Some Useful Stuff</title>
      <para>This demonstrates the value of <emph>mixed</emph> content.</para>

There is real meaning associated with having "value" in the <para> element other than the "value" contains in the sub-element <emph>.

'Nuff said,

At 5/26/2005 02:00 PM, Saha Rabindra N wrote:

  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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