This is a question of style and preference, and willingness to adhere to guidelines…
What do people here think of the rule that - in an XML document - DATA must be element text, and only METADATA should be attributes?
Personally, i despise using element text for all but ‘proper chunks’ of actual text. It just seems wasteful in my eyes, taking up so much more space with all those tags, so I put pretty much everything as an attribute. I can see the point of the guideline, but i can also see that it makes no actual difference.
I was just wondering how much everyone else here cares about such rulery; a part of the framework I’m gradually developing is entirely focused on XML, and I don’t want it to neglect guidelines that some people strongly agree with.