Content v. attribute

John Cowan cowan at
Mon Oct 26 19:01:29 GMT 1998

Rick Jelliffe wrote:

> If you are using DTDs,
> then NOTATION attributes and ENTITY attributes fit in there too.

Indeed, the *concept* of notation attributes ("The content of this
element has some private syntax designated by this name") and
entity attributes ("This element is a surrogate for some non-XML
object which logically ought to be inserted here") make sense
even when not expressed in a markup declaration.

John Cowan		cowan at
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	You spigotty anglease?  Nnn.  You phonio saxo?  Nnnn.
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