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Subject: Re: Issue: shall we rename the name attribute?
Let me try and explain why <define pattern="..."> does not work for me. Consider <attribute name="..."/>. Here the "name" attribute of the "attribute" element gives the name of the attribute. That's what I regard as an appropriate semantic relationship between the name of an element and the name of one of its attributes. Now compare <define pattern="..."/>. Here the "pattern" attribute of the "define" attribute gives the ***name*** being defined. A definition binds a name to a pattern. Thus we can consider a definition to have two components: a name and a pattern. What you are proposing is that the "pattern" attribute be used to specify not the component that is a pattern but rather the component that is a name. James
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