Re: [xsl] Multiple attributes present and non-present

Subject: Re: [xsl] Multiple attributes present and non-present
From: Peter Davis <pdavis152@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 4 Mar 2002 13:23:03 -0800
On Monday 04 March 2002 12:03, Wendell Piez wrote:
> Attributes which have a default in the DTD will still be copied.
> Unfortunately, the XSLT data model does not preserve information about
> whether an attribute value was provided by default.

Also keep in mind that if an attribute has a default value in the DTD and the 
document explicitly reset the value to "", then removing empty attributes 
will cause the value to revert back to the DTD's default value.  If your DTD 
does not use any non-empty default values, then this should be OK, if not, 
then this might end up destroying information.

For example, if the default value for @foo is "bar", but the document has 
<PERSNAME foo="">, then @foo would be reset to "bar".  Maybe or not this is 
what you want.

Peter Davis
Data, n.:
	Computerspeak for "information".  Properly pronounced
	the way Bostonians pronounce the word for a female child.

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