Subject: Re: Tim Bray's Mind
From: (Rob Warnock)
Date: Fri, 25 Mar 2005 06:22:56 -0600
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
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Harald Hanche-Olsen  <> wrote:
| + (Rob Warnock):
| | Tim Bradshaw's TML does that this way:
| |     <a :href "target" | Some text>
| I know -- I use it every day -- but you missed my point, which was
| concerned with representing attributes without having a specific
| notation for them in the markup language.

Ah, I see. Then I would claim that if you don't have
"a specific notation for them in the markup language"
then they're not really "attributes" per se -- certainly
not in the sense meant by SGML/HTML/XML -- they're just
more markup (or more sub-structure).

Google for some of Erik Naggum's rants from long ago
about why attributes [in the SGML/HTML/XML sense] are
basically a bad idea...


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