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RE: Empty attributes

From: Michael Kay <mike@saxonica.com>
Date: Wed, 19 Oct 2005 09:24:05 +0100
To: "'Olivier Lefevre'" <lefevrol@yahoo.com>, <xmlschema-dev@w3.org>
Message-ID: <E1ES9FE-0004KQ-Vp@lisa.w3.org>

> any DTD-focused newsgroup or mailing list.

This list isn't DTD-focused, it is XML Schema-focused.

Doing this in XML Schema is no problem.
> the parser complains that "the name token is required in
> the enumerated type list for the "type" attribute
> declaration.". 

It's a strange historical relic of SGML than enumerated values defined in a
DTD have to be valid names. The reason is that SGML (when the moon is right)
allows the quotes on an attribute value to be omitted.

Michael Kay
Received on Wednesday, 19 October 2005 08:24:25 UTC

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