Content v. attribute

John Cowan cowan at
Mon Oct 26 15:47:21 GMT 1998

Vrijland, Jacco TRC-OGRS/2 wrote:

> In this previous structure I have not
> yet incorporated a general description of the data (possibly quite a
> long string).

One good reason for modeling long descriptions as character data
rather than attribute values is to incorporate markup into it.
Descriptions are often the better for a bit of rich text: they
need things like emphasis and even hyperlinks.  For a DTD building
block that provides such things, see .

John Cowan		cowan at
	You tollerday donsk?  N.  You tolkatiff scowegian?  Nn.
	You spigotty anglease?  Nnn.  You phonio saxo?  Nnnn.
		Clear all so!  'Tis a Jute.... (Finnegans Wake 16.5)

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