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Re: Tests that depend on node being inserted for default attributes

From: Ray Whitmer <rayw@netscape.com>
Date: Fri, 08 Mar 2002 12:05:24 -0800
Message-ID: <3C891984.3050702@netscape.com>
To: Curt Arnold <carnold@houston.rr.com>
CC: www-dom-ts@w3.org
Here is my take on it, speaking personally, not for the WG:

Pro: The XML specification requires processing of attributes in the 
internal subset in some cases (see the XML spec for which cases are 
required and which are not).  Also, since Mozilla relies on a quality 
parser implementation, I would fully expect Mozilla to pass (or in the 
unlikely case it did not, to be fixed promptly).

Con: This is not a common practice (find me a use case on the web), and 
there are a few complications you have to be aware of when designing the 
test case, so whether you really want to construct the test seems to be 
a matter of priority.

Ray Whitmer

Curt Arnold wrote:

>Mary Brady wrote:
>>[mb] Have we asked the working group what should happen if the iterms were
>>represented as an internal subset?  I'd rather get a concrete answer and
>>problem than provide a work-around.
>I'd love to get a concrete, consise statement from the WG on this matter,
>too.  I have raised it on this list, but I don't know if Dimitriadis has
>either taken it back to the WG or if he can clarify the existing position
>from member confidential material.
>Might finally be time to fire up the bug tracker from our SF alter-ego to
>keep track of open issues.
>If default attribute nodes should be provided when for default attributes in
>the internal subset, I would still recommend adding new tests for that
>behavior and leaving the existing tests as is.  Basically, creating an
>is_staff.xml (for internal subset) and is_ versions of the 9 tests.
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