Re: [xsl] preventing output of attribute defaults using xalan

Subject: Re: [xsl] preventing output of attribute defaults using xalan
From: David Holden <dh@xxxxxxxx>
Date: Sun, 21 Dec 2003 18:06:10 +0000
On Sunday 21 Dec 2003 12:40 pm, G. Ken Holman wrote:
> At 2003-12-21 11:25 +0000, David Holden wrote:
> >  Anyone know if its possible to stop xalan from output DTD defined
> > attribute defaults in its output?
> Not including DTD defaulted attributes in the XPath data model would be
> non-conformant.  According to the specification, the XPath model for a
> document includes on the attribute axis all attributes either specified or
> defaulted, and you are not able to distinguish between the two.
> Remove any reference to the DTD and on input you will build a tree with
> only specified attributes and not defaulted attributes.  Then, when you
> output the input tree, you will not see DTD-defined attribute defaults.
> I hope this helps.
> ..................... Ken

Hello Ken, 
 Yes this this useful, sometimes knowing what you can't do is almost as useful 
as knowing what you can :)


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