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RE: Six Reasons Not to use XML Attributes

  • From: David Lee <dlee@calldei.com>
  • To: Andrew Welch <andrew.j.welch@gmail.com>, "Costello, Roger L."<costello@m...>
  • Date: Fri, 2 Mar 2012 14:30:17 +0000

RE:  Six Reasons Not to use XML Attributes
While I agree it makes it bulkier, I disagree with the argument specifics. 
That is "looking ahead" is only a side effect of a particular parser implementation. 

if a parser reads


It has to look ahead in both cases
A)   id="abc"
B)  ><id>abc<

It just happens that most XML parsers do this lookahead thing for you for attributes (and some do it for elements) ... but its not intrinsic in XML.

David A. Lee

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Andrew Welch [mailto:andrew.j.welch@gmail.com]
> Sent: Friday, March 02, 2012 9:15 AM
> To: Costello, Roger L.
> Cc: xml-dev@lists.xml.org
> Subject: Re:  Six Reasons Not to use XML Attributes
> > 2.  Avoiding XML attributes makes your language simpler.
> It really doesn't, it makes it bulkier and more annoying to process.
> <thing type="A">
> vs
> <thing>
>   <type>A</type>
> When processing <thing> you need to look ahead to determine how to
> process it.
> --
> Andrew Welch
> http://andrewjwelch.com
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