XSchema Spec - Attribute Declarations (Section 2.4), Draft 4

Ron Bourret rbourret at dvs1.informatik.tu-darmstadt.de
Tue Jul 14 10:22:55 BST 1998

David Brownell wrote:

> > Required   Fixed   AttValue      XML 1.0 Value
> > --------   -----   --------      --------------------------------
> > No         Yes     <value>          error [2]
> > No         No      <value>          error [2]
> > 
> > [2] In XML, a default attribute value effectively implies that an
> > attribute is required; that is, that it always has a value.
> Not quite -- "#REQUIRED" means "must be provided in the document text",
> not "always has a value".  The defaulting mechanism applies in both cases
> above, they're not errors.

You are right.  I was thinking about the end result, not what the XML file 
looked like.  Simon -- is this worth clarifying in the spec (your call)?

-- Ron Bourret

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