Re: Just nodes please
On 06/12/2010 16:44, Manos Batsis wrote: > 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 Such a rule would make it impossible to have the behaviour common in many document formats (notably xhtml) that by default child elements are processed but unknown attributes are ignored. That model is pervasive throughout XML, for instance in the string-value of XPath, the string value of your first example is "" the string value of your second is "\nnode3\n" so these can never be equal without completely rewriting XPath. Of course specific API for specific vocabulary may choose to treat attributes an elements in similar ways, but the core processing could never do that and retain any semblance of being a version of XML. David ________________________________________________________________________ The Numerical Algorithms Group Ltd is a company registered in England and Wales with company number 1249803. The registered office is: Wilkinson House, Jordan Hill Road, Oxford OX2 8DR, United Kingdom. This e-mail has been scanned for all viruses by Star. The service is powered by MessageLabs. ________________________________________________________________________
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