SAX: Implied Attributes

Tim Bray tbray at
Sun Apr 19 18:53:02 BST 1998

At 09:00 PM 4/17/98 -0400, David Megginson wrote:
>Should SAX level 1 allow parsers to report implied attributes by
>providing null for AttributeList.getValue() (it does not currently do
>so)?  The only application I can think of right now is architectural
>forms, where an implied attribute can prevent automatic derivation.

Nothing in the XML spec suggests that anything should be done about
#IMPLIED-but-absent attributes... there was such language but we 
deliberately took it out. -Tim

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