Some of the applications where information is represented as attribute-value pairs are:
Some computer languages implement attribute-value pairs, or more frequently collections of attribute-value pairs, as standard language features. Most of these implement the general model of an associative array: an unordered list of unique attributes with associated values. As a result, they are not fully general; they cannot be used, for example, to implement electronic mail headers (which are ordered and non-unique).
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