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

From: Philippe Le Hegaret <plh@w3.org>
Date: 12 Mar 2002 16:23:04 -0500
To: www-dom-ts@w3.org
Message-Id: <1015968184.7232.59.camel@jfouffa>
On Mon, 2002-03-11 at 23:35, Curt Arnold wrote:
> I'd like to have a affirmation or rejection of each of the following
> statements:
> 
> Providing Attr nodes for default attributes specified in an external subset
> is required when loading a document using a validating processor.

true. This is required by the XML 1.0 specification and consequently,
the DOM specification must follow this requirement.

> Providing Attr nodes for default attributes specified in an internal subset
> is required when loading a document using any processor.

Not exactly:
[[
Except when standalone="yes", they [non-validating processors] must not
process entity declarations or attribute-list declarations encountered
after a reference to a parameter entity that is not read, since the
entity may have contained overriding declarations.
]]
http://www.w3.org/TR/2000/REC-xml-20001006#proc-types

So, if no unparsed parameter entities appeared before reading the
attribute declarations, it is required to provide Attr nodes for default
attributes when loading a document using any processor.

> Providing Attr nodes for default attributes specified in an external or
> internal subset is never prohibited.

true.

> The initial form of the default attribute tests*  demanded behavior that was
> optional for non-validating parsers and therefore were not valid conformance
> tests.

true.

> The current form of the default attribute tests (which mark the tests as not
> applicable to non-validating parsers) only demands required behavior and are
> valid conformance tests.
>
> * attrdefaultvalue.xml, attrnotspecifiedvalue.xml,
> attrspecifiedvalueremove.xml, documentcreateelementdefaultattr.xml,
> elementremoveattribute.xml, elementremoveattributerestoredefaultvalue.xml,
> elementretrieveallattributes.xml, namednodemapremovenameditem.xml,
> namednodemapremovenameditemgetvalue.xml

true.

Philippe
Received on Tuesday, 12 March 2002 16:23:04 GMT

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