RFC: Attributes and XML-RPC

David Brownell david-b at pacbell.net
Tue Sep 21 18:38:28 BST 1999

Tim Bray wrote:
> 	 From the programmer's point of view, there's
> no difference in the degree-of-difficulty of extracting info from elements
> and attributes.  And in the (large, important) subset of XML where the
> information is created and handled directly by humans, I have observed
> that people get a warm fuzzy glow from attributes and find XML more readable
> when some stuff is in attributes.  So... why struggle?  -Tim

Heck, if folk want XML without attributes, then I'd as soon just use
LISP S-Expresssions ... and since folk seem to have chosen not to go
that route, I'd say stick with the attributes!  ;-)

- Dave

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