RFC: Attributes and XML-RPC

Steven R. Newcomb srn at techno.com
Wed Sep 22 02:26:53 BST 1999

> I can't resist chipping in my tuppence, since this touches on one of the
> truly horrific aspects of the design of SGML and, yes, Groves.  (Feel free
> to ignore my adjectives; I'm in a hyper bolic mood.)

> > I would conclude that attributes were a truly unfortunate 
> > decision, and we
> Not the fact of attribution, but the horrible way in which it is modeled,
> for which we can thank SGML.  "Groves" is even more monstrous in its
> treatment of this.

Surely you meant to say: "The *SGML Property Set* is even more
monstrous in its treatment of this."    (:^)

The grove paradigm, when used, is always exactly as monstrous (or as
elegant) as the property sets that are being used with it.


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