xml style questions
Michael.Kay at icl.com
Tue Mar 2 13:41:05 GMT 1999
> any words of wisdom regarding:
> 1) having an extra collection layer in the xml tree,
> 2) having PCDATA vs. having a distinct "comment" or
> "description" element child:
Firstly, the extra markup can be used to impose extra validity constraints,
which means you application has to do less checking.
Secondly, the extra markup can make XSL stylesheets a lot easier to write.
(In fact, without it they can be impossible...)
So if you're auto-generating the XML and if space isn't at a premium I would
include the extra tags. If it's manually edited it's a different story...
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