Attributes vs Elements
What are the advantages of writing XML using attributes vs elements? It seems that there may be a performance increase using attributes because the size of the file is smaller, but what are the other considerations? For example, I could create an XML file putting all data into elements as follows (approx 65 bytes): <person> <name>Krister</name> <company>SomeCompany</company> <person> or I could put the data into attributes (46 bytes, approx 25% smaller): <person name="Krister" company="someCompany"/> All insights appreciated. XSL-List info and archive: http://www.mulberrytech.com/xsl/xsl-list
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