Re: What is the use of non-leafElement' VALUE ?
On Thu, 26 May 2005, Saha Rabindra N wrote: > I have one generic question on XML structure [XML element]. > If an XML element represents an object then element's attributes would be properties of that object. > Then any subelement [be it leaf or non-leaf] would represent the hierarchy of the objects [containment]. > If the element is a leaf node then that element's value will be meaning full. > BUT if the element is not a leaf node then what is the BUSINESS/Real-life meaning of having value in that element ? > My understanding is that an element's attributes and its sub-elements are enough to represent an object. > > Example : > <?xml version="1.0" encoding="ISO-8859-1"?> > <employmentDetails> > Some value > <EmployerID>097</EmployerID> > <EmploymentStatus>Active</EmploymentStatus> > <AnnualCompensation>$100000</AnnualCompensation> > </employmentDetails> > > What is the business meaning of allowing element value for non-leaf element in XML W3C standards. Presumably, there are uses of XML beyond being a serialization format for object data. <p>For example, the business of the current paragraph is to contain so called <em>mixed</em> content.</p> -vg
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