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RE: Default value for Element Vs Attribute

From: Priscilla Walmsley <priscilla@walmsley.com>
Date: Tue, 6 Jan 2004 09:59:50 -0500
To: "'Henry S. Thompson'" <ht@cogsci.ed.ac.uk>, "'Venkateswar Wunnava'" <wvsvenkat@hotmail.com>
Cc: <xmlschema-dev@w3.org>, <www-xml-schema-comments@w3.org>
Message-Id: <20040106145959.7C1A01472C@dr-nick.w3.org>

There is already an errata on this, it is E0-29 [1].  It will be fixed in
the second edition.

Priscilla

[1] http://www.w3.org/2001/05/xmlschema-errata#e0-29

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> To: Venkateswar Wunnava
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> Subject: Re: Default value for Element Vs Attribute
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> 
> "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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