Re: C.15 New methods for attribute defaults?

On Thu, 17 Oct 96 13:34:45 CDT, Michael Sperberg-McQueen
<U35395@UICVM.CC.UIC.EDU> wrote:

>On 23 October 1996, the ERB will vote to decide the following
>question.  A straw poll indicates the ERB is leaning to no, on the
>grounds that this can be done with architectural forms.
>C.15 Should XML define new specific methods of inferring values for
>attributes with no attribute-value specifications (11.3.4)?  E.g.
>INHERITED, to signify that the value is taken from the attribute of
>the same name (and type) on the smallest enclosing element with such
>an attribute.

I support the NO vote. 

Note also that HyTime default value lists do the same job.
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