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

Simon St.Laurent SimonStL at classic.msn.com
Tue Jul 14 19:02:31 BST 1998

> > 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)?

I'll add a table identifying these - based on your table - to section 2.4. 
Coming soon!

Simon St.Laurent
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