Root Element Attributes...
mrc at allette.com.au
Fri Apr 10 06:47:52 BST 1998
Tyler Baker wrote:
> I am a little confused by whether attributes are allowed in the root
> element of a document. To date I have never seen a DTD in which the
> root element had any attributes whatsoever, but from the specification
> it appears that there is no restriction on making one root element with
> about 500 or so attributes (I am not saying I would ever do this).
Yes, the root element is as capable as any other element of supporting
attributes. An element is regarded as the root only by virtue of occurrence; it
is the first element to occur in the instance and it does not have any siblings.
Therefore any element can be the root or doctype element - it depends only on
where you begin regarding the structure from.
Marcus Carr email: mrc at allette.com.au
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