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Re: DTD Question: Attributes vs Elements

  • From: "Frank Boumphrey" <bckman@i...>
  • To: "Tim Bray" <tbray@t...>, "Kurt Donath" <kurt.donath@l...>, <xml-dev@i...>
  • Date: Sat, 20 Mar 1999 20:32:07 -0500

style sheet vs dtd
>At 02:33 PM 3/19/99 -0500, Kurt Donath wrote:
>>
>>What is the criteria for selecting when to define data as an attribute
>>or element in a DTD?


It always struck me that the only valid reason for using an attribute and
not an element is that you can force the writer to add an attribute value,
wheras you cant force them to add element content.

Mind you you can't force them to add correct content!

As every one else has pointed out the rest is religion!

Frank

Frank Boumphrey

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