Re: [SML] Whether to support Attribute or not?
"Clark C. Evans" wrote: > > On Mon, 29 Nov 1999, Joshua E. Smith wrote: > > Sure, you can normalize this to: > > > > <Thing> > > <Id>foo</Id> > > </Thing> > > > > But, well.... yuck. This is just... strange. > > > > Doesn't it strike you as perverse to dive into the sub-elements of an > > element to get a handle to the parent? > > Yes it does. It also requires that the _entire_ element be read > in (till its end tag is encountered) just in the case that a child > provides details which modify the parent -- in this case, the > parent's identifier. > But every child provides details that modify the parent. Consider this element: <home> <zip>91111</zip> </home> And then the following element: <home> <local_schools> <school>S1</school> <school>S2</school> ... </local_schools> </home> Same problem here, right? Every child modifies the parent. Should not these cases be all semantically equivalent? Pavel Velikhov 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 unsubscribe, mailto:majordomo@i... the following message; unsubscribe 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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