Content v. attribute

david.cook at david.cook at
Tue Oct 27 05:52:17 GMT 1998

The simplest principle I've found is:
Content = human-readable
Attribute = machine-readable.

But even that is open to interpretation... the principle is based on the idea
of an attribute affecting the content, not actually being output itself. HTML
operates in that way: you don't 'see' HREFs or SRCs, but they surely affect the
behavior of the tag, and it's the behavior I'm really interested in being
variable, not the content...

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