ID attribute defaults
W. Eliot Kimber
eliot at dns.isogen.com
Thu Nov 12 03:06:30 GMT 1998
At 02:41 PM 11/11/98 -0500, John E. Simpson wrote:
>What am I missing? Is there some way both to use ID/IDREF *and* not require
>the document author to supply IDs on her own?
It's my personal feeling that the inability to provide defaults for ID,
IDREF(S), and ENTITY(IES) attributes is a bug (in SGML unavoidably
inherited by XML). Document type designers should be able choose for
themselves what does and doesn't make sense in their applications.
W. Eliot Kimber, Senior Consulting SGML Engineer
ISOGEN International Corp.
2200 N. Lamar St., Suite 230, Dallas, TX 75202. 214.953.0004
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