RE: malfunctioning, evil adult as XML
James Clark wrote: "RE: - they ought to have be able to structured values, just like elements (i.e. one could view the content of an element as a special unnamed attribute), .." Agreed. Attributes are highly useful as a means to attach metadata or annotations to elements. Metadata itself may have structure and may have metadata, hence the utility of structured attributes and attributes of attributes. The obvious syntactic device (in a future version of XML) for a structured attribute is something that looks much like an element, e.g. <Poem> <@title>Paradise Lost</@title> <@author> <@birth>1608</@birth> <@death>1674</@death> John Milton </@author> Of Man's First Disobedience and the Fruit Of that Forbidden Tree, whose mortal tast Brought Death into the World, and all our woe, With loss of Eden, till one greater Man Restore us, and regain the blissful Seat, Sing Heav'nly Muse ... </Poem>
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