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Re: [xml-dev] Do attributes have scope? Are attributes metadata?

Norman Gray scripsit:

> There are probably very few cases where the distinction between data
> and metadata is actually clear or indisputable.  The title of a book
> would seem obvious metadata, compared to the data of the textual
> content, but for the curator of a library catalogue, the book title
> is part of the core catalogue data, and it's the date the catalogue
> entry was created (say) which is the metadata.  

Indeed.  For that matter, the title may appear twice in a marked-up book:
once, verbatim, as part of the book's content (and therefore data), and
once, possibly normalized, as part of the book's cataloging-in-publication

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