Re: A simple guy with a simple problem
At 04:02 PM 14/03/01 +0000, Sean McGrath wrote: >Hello, my name is Bob and I'm a programmer. Some responders have missed Sean's point; I highlight it for reference: >Here is the DTD: > <!ATTLIST lit text CDATA "STUFF"> Sean is worried that a nonvalidating processor won't fetch the DTD & therefore won't apply the default "STUFF" value of the "text" attribute to the 2nd <lit> element in his instance, and thus won't make the required substitution. I.e., validating and non-validating processors will produce different results. First of all, in this scenario, you really should have an XML declaration with standalone="no" as a hint that the DTD's going to change the document, so the example already contains de jure bad practice. The deeper and de facto bad practice is in having a production system rely on defaults out of an external DTD subset at all. Sean gives a good example of why this is the case. Avoid this bad practice and you're fine. -Tim
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