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   Re: XSchema: existing ID attributes considered harmful (was: XSchema Spe

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  • From: Paul Prescod <papresco@technologist.com>
  • To: John Cowan <cowan@locke.ccil.org>
  • Date: Mon, 15 Jun 1998 15:21:52 -0400 (EDT)

On Mon, 15 Jun 1998, John Cowan wrote:

> However, consider an extension to XSchema syntax that allowed one
> to tag (with ID attributes) various XSchema elements and then to
> refer to them using empty XLink elements.
> In aid of this, I am PROPOSING that we not use any ID attributes
> in XSchema 1.0; change the "id ID #REQUIRED" attributes in ElementDecl
> elements to "name NMTOKEN #REQUIRED" instead.  That will allow us
> to reserved XML IDs for structure-sharing.

I like this idea.

 Paul Prescod

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