Accessing attribute values defined in DTD in XSL

Subject: Accessing attribute values defined in DTD in XSL
From: keshlam@xxxxxxxxxx
Date: Thu, 5 Nov 1998 09:39:45 -0500
Accessing fixed or default attributes defined in the DTD should be
identical to accessing attributes coded by hand on the individual elements.
DTD-supplied attributes are treated as if they were automatically added to
each instance of the element type as it is created. Unless you explicitly
go into the data structures (mousing around in the DOM, for example) you
aren't supposed to be able to tell whether a particular attribute was
fixed, default, or explicitly set.

(At least that's the position the DOM design takes, and I presume that
other tools such as XSL share that model.)

Joe Kesselman  / IBM Research
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