Attr+: Integrating attributes and elements

Rick Jelliffe ricko at
Mon Aug 23 05:12:08 BST 1999

From: Paul Prescod <paul at>

>I propose a new concept called a "structured attribute" (attr+). An
>attr+ is a property of an element. In most respects it is just like an
>attribute. In fact, not much in the schema spec would change at all.
>An attr+ is different in that it can be syntactically fulfilled in a
>document by EITHER an XML 1.0 attribute OR a sub-element element of the
>same name.

Great  idea.

Rick Jelliffe

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