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Including Attribute Nodes [Moderator Action]

From: Wolfgang May <may@informatik.uni-goettingen.de>
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2004 07:17:02 -0400 (EDT)
To: www-xml-xinclude-comments@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.44.0407291301360.4786-100000@s2.ifi.informatik.uni-goettingen.de>


Section 4.2.6 states that attribute nodes (and namespace nodes) are not
allowed as inclusion targets. As far as I could trace back, this has
been decided in the early stages of XInclude between the versions
from 3.2000 and 7.2000.

Is there still a reason why to exclude attribute nodes, and not to handle
them in the same way as e.g. when constructing element nodes and attribute
nodes in XQuery or XSLT, where attribute nodes resulting from a
subexpression are added to the surrounding element?

I think, it would be useful to allow attribute nodes as inclusion targets
for information integration and Semantic Web applications (e.g. to
express views).


Wolfgang May * Institut fuer Informatik * Universitaet Goettingen * DE
Received on Tuesday, 17 August 2004 09:19:09 UTC

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