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Re: Default value for Element Vs Attribute

From: Henry S. Thompson <ht@cogsci.ed.ac.uk>
Date: Tue, 06 Jan 2004 14:41:52 +0000
To: "Venkateswar Wunnava" <wvsvenkat@hotmail.com>
Cc: xmlschema-dev@w3.org, www-xml-schema-comments@w3.org
Message-ID: <f5bwu85nnpr.fsf@erasmus.inf.ed.ac.uk>

"Venkateswar Wunnava" <wvsvenkat@hotmail.com> writes:

> XML Schema Part 0: Primer has two contradicting statements:
>
> 2.2.1 Occurrence Constraints 
>
> quote: "In summary, the differences between element and attribute
> defaults can be stated as: Default attribute values apply when
> attributes are missing, and default element values apply when
> elements are empty. "
>
> quote: Element{ (minOccur=0, maxOccur= 1) fixed = -, default 37}
> Attribute{ use = optional, fixed = -, default = 37 } Notes:
> element/attribute may appear once; if it does not appear its value
> is 37, otherwise its value is that given
>
> Which one is correct for the elements? I believe the first statement
> is true for elements, but the statement in the table is wrong.

I think you're right -- we should fix this.

ht
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