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Elements in a Free-Form XML Document
If you are creating a stylesheet for a free-form XML document, Arbortext Styler adds all elements in the document to the stylesheet. Because a free-form XML document has no content model, any element can be the parent, ancestor, or child of any other element.
There are no declared attributes for elements in free-form XML documents. However, Arbortext Editor tracks the list of attributes it has seen for each element. Arbortext Styler uses this list of attributes anywhere you are allowed to select an attribute (for example, in the Attribute Test dialog box for context setup). You are also allowed to type the name of an attribute (in case the attribute you want has not been used on the selected element).