[SML] Whether to support Attribute or not?

James Tauber jtauber at jtauber.com
Sat Nov 27 03:01:53 GMT 1999

> 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.

Don't get me wrong. I have no problem with dropping attributes in SML. What
I was objecting to in the XML.COM article was the view that attributes were
a mistake in SGML in the first place.


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