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Re: XHTML and #fixed attributes

From: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@niksula.hut.fi>
Date: Thu, 21 Mar 2002 09:44:49 +0200
To: www-validator@w3.org
Message-Id: <858CF168-3C9F-11D6-A86D-003065B8CF0E@niksula.hut.fi>
On Wednesday, March 20, 2002, at 04:43 , Jim Correia wrote:

> This means that the attribute (xmlns for example) may be omitted 
> (and if it does, it will pick up the default fixed value)

Only when the document is parsed by a parser that reads external 
entities. Relying on anything (attribute defaults, character 
entities) declared in an external DTD subset will cause problems when 
the document is processed by a non-validating XML system that doesn't 
read external entities.

Henri Sivonen
Received on Thursday, 21 March 2002 02:45:59 UTC

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