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Re: [xml-dev] Multiple instances of an attribute Re: [xml-dev]Towards XML 2.0

Small change, large consequences.  Attributes then either accumulate 
values (so foo="bar" foo="baz" results in a pseudo-normalized foo="bar 
baz"), on the model of HTTP headers, or sequence begins to matter for 
attributes (they become effectively simple-typed elements).  If 
sequence matters, existing APIs that assume that ordering doesn't 
matter break.  Canonicalization must take a different approach.

*shrug*  I don't think this is a win.  The element/attribute 
distinction is currently interesting (attributes are unique-in-scope, 
elements may reappear; attribute sequence isn't significant, element 
sequence may); this would reduce it to "attributes are simple types; 
elements may be complex."

On Thu, 9 Dec 2010 14:22:28 +0000, Stephen Green wrote:
> Has anyone yet suggested the allowing of multiple attributes with the
> same name to enable a more succinct XML (more comparable to JSON)?
> Regards
> Stephen D Green
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