[SML] Whether to support Attribute or not?
donpark at docuverse.com
Sat Nov 27 02:04:10 GMT 1999
I believe it is now time to address the question of
whether Attribute should be supported in SML or not.
I think it is clear that attributes are needed under
the 'tradition' view of markup where all character
data is considered to be 'content'. I think this
view is just as dangerous and restricting as the
'sacred main document structure' view.
Unless there are compelling needs for attributes
beyond the need to preserve 'sacred content', I
believe attributes should be removed. So here is
the question I put to you:
"Why should attributes be supported in SML?"
In order to keep this thread to a manageable
level of noise, please limit yourself one reason
per message to sub-threads should be created if
necessary to focus on one particular reason per
Don Park - mailto:donpark at docuverse.com
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