Varying the attlist for an element depending on the element's parent

John Cowan cowan at
Thu Dec 3 22:20:29 GMT 1998

Eric A. Stephens scripsit:

> What I'm looking to do is have different ATTLIST defs for the element TYPE
> depending on the element that TYPE is contained within.

In a word, XML validation can't do it.  You have to declare the
attribute list definitions to be a union of the two cases, and
depend on hand-rolled validation inside the application to do the

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