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RE: [xml-dev] Convention versus standard

> What conventions have formed in the XML community?  Are there 
> any conventions that have become universally accepted?  Are 
> there conventions that have been adopted only within a community?

There are zillions of such conventions.

We notice them when people don't follow them:

- bad indenting

- using unconventional namespace prefixes

- putting attributes in a namespace without good justification

- encoding information into element names that should be in attributes

- using mixed content for data when the content is meaningless without the

- using meaningless element names

- attaching meaning to things that should be irrelevant, like comments or
CDATA delimiters

Michael Kay

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