Attributes with Intent

W. Eliot Kimber eliot at
Mon May 4 16:20:10 BST 1998

At 08:33 AM 5/4/98 -0400, David Megginson wrote:

>Your point is well-taken, though: fragments of XML documents are often
>tightly bound to their context (similar situations would involve
>attributes for effectivity, security level, revision status, etc.).

But one of the advantages of a hierarchically-structured data
representation is the ability to have scopes to which properties apply. If
a processor can't at least maintain a stack of the attributes of the
ancestors of the current element, it's pretty darn braindead.  

I mean come on, we have to presume *some* intelligence in processors. 


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W. Eliot Kimber, Senior Consulting SGML Engineer
ISOGEN International Corp.
2200 N. Lamar St., Suite 230, Dallas, TX 95202.  214.953.0004

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