Repeating attribute specifications

Richard Light richard at
Wed Jun 11 14:48:28 BST 1997


Is there anything in the XML spec which corresponds to the SGML
stricture that "there can only be one attribute specification for each
attribute definition", i.e. that you can't have repeated attribute
specifications within a single start-tag?  

If not, XML will allow e.g.

<person ROLE="author" ROLE="designer">

while SGML won't.  Which would be a 'for compatibility' issue.

Richard Light
SGML and Museum Information Consultancy
richard at
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Burgess Hill
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