[Matroska-devel] Several (minor) issues or underspecified areas in the MKV spec

Moritz Bunkus moritz at bunkus.org
Fri Nov 20 20:15:45 CET 2015


> I think the current wording of that statement is a little ambiguous
> and it's not entirely clear that master elements should not be
> assumed. If mandatory master elements were to be assumed when absent,
> then it would change what should be done. Perhaps some wording
> indicating master elements should not be assumed could be added?

Masters cannot have default values. Only elements with default elements
can be assumed if they're absent. Therefore I don't see the need for
such language.

Only non-master elements can have a default value.

Kind regards,
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