[Aplogies if this is a duplicate. I tried to post something similar a few
moments ago, and my news client crashed, without saving a local copy of the
post. This is a second try, with a different news client]
I thought this would be simple, but it has me stumped. I've got items that
have attributes. Attributes are of the form "name=value", where "name" and
"value" are short strings. The possible attributes names are NOT known in
advance. When given a new item, the giver might supply an attribute name
that has never been seen before.
My task is to ...