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Re: Attribute changes as attributes or markup?

From: George Cristian Bina <george@oxygenxml.com>
Date: Sun, 02 Jun 2013 08:41:16 +0300
Message-ID: <51AADAFC.5020804@oxygenxml.com>
To: Robin LaFontaine <robin.lafontaine@deltaxml.com>
CC: public-change@w3.org
Hi Robin,

As an authoring tool, if we will record changes in content or in 
attributes as additional elements or attributes I think that will not be 
acceptable my many of our users, because their documents will become 
invalid. That is why we use now processing instructions.
In your message below you show only a choice between recording these 
changes as attributes or elements... Maybe I am missing something?

Best Regards,
George Cristian Bina
<oXygen/> XML Editor, Schema Editor and XSLT Editor/Debugger

On 5/31/13 1:03 PM, Robin LaFontaine wrote:
> Another issue where views of the group would be welcome is in
> representing changes to attributes. Two choices again seem to be available:
> 1. In attributes: Represent changes to attributes in other attributes -
> the advantage of this is that less change is needed to the structure of
> the document. Against is that this will clutter up an element open tag
> if there are lots of changes, and some parsing of the attribute value is
> needed.
> 2. As markup: Represent changes in structured markup, probably as the
> first child element. Easier to process with XSLT. Against is more change
> to structure of the document.
> More details in the Generic Change Tracking draft spec.
> It would be good to have any comments on this.
> Robin
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