enumeration and defaults
tbray at textuality.com
Tue Sep 14 00:15:36 BST 1999
At 04:05 PM 9/13/99 -0400, Simon St.Laurent wrote:
>I received two separate replies to my question regarding enumeration and
>defaulting, one from Tim Bray, and one from John Cowan, which he's
>graciously let me post publicly. They take opposite positions
I just read both, and I think John's position and mine are completely
coherent. In John's example:
> <!ATTLIST OL
> compact (compact) #IMPLIED>
>such as is found in the DTD for XHTML 1.0 Transitional,
>means that either <OL> or <OL compact="compact"> is legal.
if you have <OL>, that means the compact attribute is not specified.
It does *not* mean that it's actually there but with a null value.
I'm pretty sure John would agree. -Tim
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