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Subject: Re: DOCBOOK: Issues with processing expectations of the proposedannotation element

On Thu, Jun 27, 2002 at 06:58:53AM -0500, Michael Smith wrote:
> Yeah, I know if Remark were made a class of Annotation, sub-classes of
> remarks could also be handled by just including the sub-class values
> as values of a second attribute on Annotation (the Role attribute or
> whatever). But it seems to me that, as a rule, if a strong need to
> sub-class a certain attribute of an element is foreseen, it's time to
> make that attribute an element instead (or, in the case of Remark, to
> just continue to retain it as a separate element).

If only we could subclass an element with another element, that would
make things much clearer...

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