Logical Functoids Cannot Connect to XML Attribute Nodes

After working with BizTalk Server for over ten years, I was amazed to discover only today that the BizTalk 2010 Mapper does not allow you to connect a logical functoid to an XML attribute node!

Logical functoids are “special” in that they don’t output values when connected to a node in the target schema. Rather, the Boolean value that they do emit is often used as a conditional flag for determining the connected node’s appearance in the result. If a logical functoid connected to a record or an element evaluates to “false”, then the record/element will not be present in the output.

The question is… why doesn’t this work for attribute nodes as well??  Try to connect a logical functoid to one and the cursor turns into the dreaded “No you don’t!!” symbol, as shown in this screenshot:

MapToAttribute_NOT_v2

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