Content v. attribute

Michael Kay M.H.Kay at
Wed Oct 28 11:50:48 GMT 1998

Don Park wrote:
>Why not treat both city attribute and street element the same so that both
>of them can be accessed with following DOM script?
>String city = address.getAttribute("city")
>String street = address.getAttribute("street")
>In other words, why not treat attributes as a specific type of child
>element: unique and childless?

SAXON provides the ability to treat (unique childless order-independent)
sub-elements as pseudo-attributes of the parent element, accessible using
getAttribute() very much as described. I've found that this can simplify
some applications a lot.

Mike Kay

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