RE: RE: Just nodes please
Would this essentialy mean obsoleting real attributes ? If <a b="c"/> were equivilent at the language level to <a><b>c</b></a> then there are really no attriubutes, just a shorthand notation that "looks like attributes". It is an interesting concept ... following it through though I wonder how much could be done without breaking a vast amount of the stack (namespaces, xml:id etc etc). Or maybe we leave only "xml:" attributes "as attributes" and everything else Is 'equivlent nodes'. That would really simplify coding ! no more "@" in xpath, no more getChild() vs getAttribute() in API's ... simplier mapping to/from JSON. ---------------------------------------- David A. Lee email@example.com http://www.xmlsh.org -----Original Message----- From: Michael Kay [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] Sent: Monday, December 06, 2010 11:57 AM To: email@example.com Subject: Re: RE: Just nodes please On 06/12/2010 16:34, David Lee wrote: > Nothing stopping your application from allowing that equivalence [between attributes and child elements]. Yes, but it's an interesting idea that the parser should treat them as equivalent, simplifying the API and allowing an effortless move from attributes to child elements when the data gets more complex. Anything we can do to simplify the API (and thus the mapping to data structures supported by programming languages) is a move in the right direction. Michael Kay Saxonica > > > ---------------------------------------- > David A. Lee > firstname.lastname@example.org > http://www.xmlsh.org > > > -----Original Message----- > From: Manos Batsis [mailto:email@example.com] > Sent: Monday, December 06, 2010 11:44 AM > To: David Lee; firstname.lastname@example.org>> XML Developers List > Subject: Just nodes please (was: Re: XML2.0: Truncated End Tags (Was: Fixing what's broke)) > > > On 12/06/2010 06:04 PM, David Lee wrote: >> If you really value conciseness above all else there is always attributes > On a sidenote, it would be great if > > <node1 node2="node3" /> > > was equal to > > <node1> > <node2>node3</node2> > </node1> > > so that APIs could be simplified and schemas could *actually* become > extensible in practice. > > My 0.2 euros. > > Manos > > > _______________________________________________________________________ > > XML-DEV is a publicly archived, unmoderated list hosted by OASIS > to support XML implementation and development. To minimize > spam in the archives, you must subscribe before posting. > > [Un]Subscribe/change address: http://www.oasis-open.org/mlmanage/ > Or unsubscribe: email@example.com > subscribe: firstname.lastname@example.org > List archive: http://lists.xml.org/archives/xml-dev/ > List Guidelines: http://www.oasis-open.org/maillists/guidelines.php > > _______________________________________________________________________ XML-DEV is a publicly archived, unmoderated list hosted by OASIS to support XML implementation and development. To minimize spam in the archives, you must subscribe before posting. [Un]Subscribe/change address: http://www.oasis-open.org/mlmanage/ Or unsubscribe: email@example.com subscribe: firstname.lastname@example.org List archive: http://lists.xml.org/archives/xml-dev/ List Guidelines: http://www.oasis-open.org/maillists/guidelines.php
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