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   Re: [xml-dev] Can we treat XML elements and attributes as sets

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Richard Tobin wrote:
> In article <430B5D83.70509@objfac.com> you write:
>>Elements don't have kinds or types, they just have names.
> But note that the XML spec, following SGML, uses the term "element
> type" to mean "element name", or "elements with a given name".  This
> is consistent with DTDs, which constrain the content of elements
> according to their name.

"There are no types, just names" is close enough to "element types == 
element names" I won't quibble.

However, the notion that an element name is 1-1 with a content model + 
attribute list is only applicable to DTD validation.

Bob Foster


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