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From Chris Hostetter <>
Subject Re: Facet Performance
Date Thu, 07 Dec 2006 22:43:28 GMT

: > This seems like a poor choice for an element
: > name.  Why not just name the element what is in the "name" attribute?
: > It would make parsing much easier!
: When the XML was first conceived, there was a preference for limiting
: the number of tags.
: The structure could have been inverted so that
: <lst name="myfieldname> could have been <myfieldname type="lst">

...but then we couldn't support arbitrary field names, and it would be
impossible to validate the XML docs independent of hte schema, see this
previous explanation...


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