Fredrik Lundh fredrik@pythonware.com
Wed, 9 Sep 1998 15:28:50 +0100

>>Some argue that attributes should only be used for content that is not
>>logically part of the document. I.e. if it should not disappear when you
>>strip tags, don't put it in an attribute. Others argue that attributes
>>are redundant and should be used sparingly if at all. Me? I throw
>Hmm.  This sounds like a reasonable "rule of thumb" to me.  Does anyone
>disagree with this.

The following just appeared in my mailbox:

    From: "John E. Simpson" <simpson@POLARIS.NET>
    Subject:      Re: Attributes and Elements

    >What is the different between attributes and elements and when should they be

    Look here for Robin Cover's excellent discussion of the issues:

    (The domain has changed, but I don't have the new one at hand -- for now,
    the above URL will work.)

Cheers /F