REC-xml-19980210: default attribute values

David Brownell db at Eng.Sun.COM
Thu Oct 15 18:17:27 BST 1998

Richard Emberson wrote:

> If the XML processor always automatically produces such
> attributes with their default values when they are missing,
> how can the Validity Constraint ever be true?

The instant a validating processor notes the need to provide
a default for a document declared "standalone", it can report
this as a validity error.

- Dave

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