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- From: John Cowan <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- To: XML Dev <email@example.com>
- Date: Tue, 07 Jul 1998 14:11:10 -0400
Simon St.Laurent wrote:
> This hasn't been implemented; discussion on it never really took off. It's a
> fairly trivial piece to add. I worry that having both an ID and a name may
> seem confusing, and may be unnecessary since you can refer to pieces through
> XPointer by element type/attribute value and not just ID.
ID/IDREF is more lightweight than full XPointers even though it is
(nearly) subsumed by them (the difference being that an HREF must
begin with "#" or "|" whereas an IDREF may not). I think it's worth
making it easy to use the simpler system.
John Cowan http://www.ccil.org/~cowan firstname.lastname@example.org
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