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On 7/15/05, Andrew Layman <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> But there is also a versioning issue. Since adding such meta-data as the
> last-modified date after the fact is a typical usage, attributes today
> allow such annotation with less disruption to existing readers. E.g.
> <email last-modified='2005-02-02'>email@example.com</email>
> But this only works to one level. One cannot add an attribute to that
> One could imagine a future version of XML that treated elements and
> attributes with more parallelism, and allowed attributes to have
> structure, perhaps with an element-like syntax, as in:
Umm, not to be glib, but at that point you just have an element with a
funny name. Semantically, elements can already replace attributes, so
what's the point?