[REBOL] Re: ANN: xml-object.r , and...a question about REBOL's built-inparse-xml
From: joel::neely::fedex::com at: 5-Oct-2001 15:28
Thanks for the clarification!
Gavin F. McKenzie
> What I was referring to is the following:
> <foo bar="something">
> In that example foo has both a child element named 'bar' and an
> attribute named 'bar'. While it is perfectly legal to do this,
> it is considered (by many) to be poor form because it makes the
> representation of the XML in objects and exposure into scripting
> engines (such as Active Scripting or some other script engine)
With my understanding fixed, I admit I disagree less ;-), but
still don't this as much of an issue of concern. It seems to
me that the concept of attributes is that of name/value pairs
that are "parts of" an entity, whereas the concept of a child
entity is a subordination issue -- a different relationship.
Every time I've played with XML and XML parsing, those have
been represented distinctly (e.g. in Perl, a hash for the
name/value pairs in attributes and an array for contents;
in REBOL a block of name/value pairs for attributes and a
separate block of contents), so I wouldn't expect any real
Just my $0.02...
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