RFC: Attributes and XML-RPC

Don Park donpark at docuverse.com
Tue Sep 21 19:08:19 BST 1999

It is true that attributes are redundant in a sense but they are far from

Its unobtrusive nature helps solve problems like XML Namespace.  As Tim
mentioned, it does enhance readability.  DTD is a lot more friendly to
attributes.  With attributes, you can enforce 'just-once' constraint without
schema.  XHTML would look awefully funny without attributes.  The list goes
on and on.

Redundancy seems like a waste until one ends up between a rock and a hard


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