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   DCD and Global attributes.

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  • From: "Frank Boumphrey" <bckman@ix.netcom.com>
  • To: "Charles Frankston" <cfranks@microsoft.com>
  • Date: Thu, 13 Aug 1998 12:09:22 -0400

it is my understanding that an AttributeDef can  take a attribute/value
Boolean of Global. For example in HTML nearly all elements can take the
attributes “class, style, name, id, type etc.”

If we were using DCD to define the HTML4 schema we could do the following

<AttributeDef Name="class" DataType="Data" Global="True">
<AttributeDef Name="style" DataType="Data" Global="True">


 Which mean that the attributes would apply to all the ElementDef’s declared
in the <DCD> element simply by adding. Attribute= “class”

For example

<ElementDef Type="DIV" attribute = “class, style, etc>

(I assume that one can convert the attribute element in this way for the
second syntax form)

This could lead to a lot of repetious mark-up in a large document.

It struck me that it may be preferable to default every thing to the global
attributes, and provide a means of exempting elements that we do not wish
them to apply to.


Frank Boumphrey

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