RE: XSLT, XHTML, and default attribute values [somewha
> >>>>> "Andrew" == Andrew Welch <ajwelch@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> writes: > > > Andrew> I'm not sure it is true. If a DTD is specified in the xml > Andrew> the parser *must* attempt to read it to ensure any > Andrew> defaulted values are present in the XML, regardless of > Andrew> configuration. > > Not so. From the XML standard: > > "Non-validating processors are REQUIRED to check only the > document entity, including the entire internal DTD subset, > for well-formedness." Sure, but the processor must still fetch the defaulted values whether it validates the content or not, otherwise it is potentially leaving out data. cheers andrew
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