RFC: Attributes and XML-RPC
mrc at allette.com.au
Thu Sep 23 20:16:38 BST 1999
Mark Nutter wrote:
> >Would it inherit the "c" classification from the ancestor security element
> >or would "u" be applied
> >because it exists inside the para0 element?
> Isn't this an improper use of processing instructions? Your question seems
> to be concerned with which security attribute the processing instruction
> would have, but I did not think processing instructions were supposed to
> *have* attributes (or child-elements, for that matter). The security level
> ought to be completely irrelevant to the processing instruction, shouldn't
"Processing instructions (PIs) allow documents to contain instructions for applications."
Applications have always made use of processing instructions in wierd and wonderful ways -
there's no reason to believe that application designers will always maintain the separation of
their use from a characteristic of the data.
Marcus Carr email: mrc at allette.com.au
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