Use of Tags
Regarding use of elements versus attributes, Andy Dent wrote "The path that Microsoft seem to be following with XML-Data is to use elements ... My single biggest problem with this is the reuse of elements within other elements - you can't define an element with local 'scope'. What happens when Amount is an i2 in one context and a float in another?" At http://www.w3.org/TandS/QL/QL98/pp/microsoft-serializing.html you'll find a description of a style of using XML in which attributes play a major role, specifically to avoid the problem you mention with local scope. This particular style is designed for representing graphs of typed objects in named relations using currently-available tools and technology. If Microsoft's advocacy of this seems less than dogmatic, it is because other contexts may reasonably call for other styles. Best wishes, Andrew Layman Architect Microsoft xml-dev: A list for W3C XML Developers. To post, mailto:xml-dev@i... Archived as: http://www.lists.ic.ac.uk/hypermail/xml-dev/ and on CD-ROM/ISBN 981-02-3594-1 To (un)subscribe, mailto:majordomo@i... the following message; (un)subscribe xml-dev To subscribe to the digests, mailto:majordomo@i... the following message; subscribe xml-dev-digest List coordinator, Henry Rzepa (mailto:rzepa@i...)
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