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Re: ref + default -> ok with attributes, not with elements

From: Henry S. Thompson <ht@cogsci.ed.ac.uk>
Date: 07 Jul 2001 15:09:15 +0100
To: "Roger L. Costello" <costello@mitre.org>
Cc: xmlschema-dev@w3.org
Message-ID: <f5b7kxkompg.fsf@cogsci.ed.ac.uk>
"Roger L. Costello" <costello@mitre.org> writes:

> This is permitted:
> 
>    <attribute ref="color" default="red"/>
> 
> But this is not permitted:
> 
>    <element ref="altitude" default="12000"/>
> 
> That is, an attribute can have a ref and a default, but with an element
> if it has a ref then it cannot have a default.
> 
> Isn't this a bit inconsistent? 

Yes.  There was a point where _neither_ allowed defaults.  For various
reasons it was possible to fix this for attributes at the last minute, 
but not for elements.  I hope to fix this in the next version.

ht
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