[SML] Whether to support Attribute or not?

Erik James Freed ejfreed at infocanvas.com
Sat Nov 27 20:52:21 GMT 1999

Then that query language would be making assumptions about the
semantic equivalence of attributes and elements with the 
same name. This seems wrong. I think the problem is harder than
you present it.


> But that's merely a design decision on the part of the designers of the
> two query languages, *not* an inherent limitation.  It would be perfectly
> possible to design and implement a query language that treated an
> element's attributes the same as text-only child elements of that
> attribute.

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