Re: SGML and XML
Gavin Nicol wrote:
> I would be interested in hearing why people wish to necessarily
>have the entire attribute set appear on each element instead of just
>the attributes that had values specified (ie. I wonder if applications
>couldn't be built for the latter case that are effectively the same as
I cannot see any reason they could not. The reason for "real" defaulted
values as I see it is so that the DTD designer can direct that all
applications get the same default value, which "#IMPLIED" cannot insure.
Administrative sanctions on application builders can have the same effect.
(Though the may be tough to enforce in some open environments....)