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[Bug 5003] Applicability of <alternative> element to xml:lang

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Date: Mon, 14 Jan 2008 17:03:35 +0000
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------- Comment #7 from mike@saxonica.com  2008-01-14 17:03 -------
I'm even more strongly opposed than Noah to making validation of an element
depend in any way on its ancestors. I think that would have pretty devastating
implications for XSLT/XQuery, which I believe rely heavily on the fact that if
an element has been validated, then copying it (changing its ancestry but not
its content) cannot change the validity (or assigned type) of that element.

There are some similar difficulties with inheritance-based defaulting of
attribute values, but I suspect that these can be solved. However, like Noah, I
fear that this is a substantial piece of work that we are not well-resourced to
tackle.
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