It would be great to have this feature. At least 50% of the lines of my poms is the dependencies section. With the support of using attributes, the dependency section will be reduced at least 70% in lines and more easy to read.
For example, from 4 lines:
to just one line:
<dependency groupId="org.apache.maven.plugins" artifactId="maven-surefire-plugin" version="2.16"/>