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Re: [Moderator Action] Default for elements

From: Henry S. Thompson <ht@cogsci.ed.ac.uk>
Date: 19 Feb 2001 14:07:09 +0000
To: "Waterfeld, Dr., Walter" <Walter.Waterfeld@softwareag.com>
Cc: "'xmlschema-dev@w3.org'" <xmlschema-dev@w3.org>
Message-ID: <f5bpugeix6a.fsf@cogsci.ed.ac.uk>
"Waterfeld, Dr., Walter" <Walter.Waterfeld@softwareag.com> writes:

> opposite to DTD XML schema allows default for elements. The default for an
> element is specified in the
> meta schema as a string attribute.
> For me a strings seems to be no good representation for an arbitrary
> element. 
> I expected something like ANY to specify complete defaults for elements.

XML Schema only allows defaults for elements with simple types, so
strings cover all the allowed possibilities.

ht
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