A practical question about attributes

John Cowan cowan at locke.ccil.org
Tue Jan 12 20:02:59 GMT 1999

Jeffrey E. Sussna wrote:

> Having started a heavily philosophical thread about coherent
> standards, I want to ask a much more practical question.

That's what you think!  Attributes vs. elements is about as
"philosophical" than coherent standards.

> Here's the question: does anyone know of any gotchas in using
> attributes instead of elements? Parsing issues, etc.?

See http://www.oasis-open.org/cover/elementsAndAttrs.html , the
canonical location for best-practices on this vexed point.

John Cowan	http://www.ccil.org/~cowan		cowan at ccil.org
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