OASIS Mailing List ArchivesView the OASIS mailing list archive below
or browse/search using MarkMail.


Help: OASIS Mailing Lists Help | MarkMail Help



   Re: xml spec 1.0 validity constraint for ID/IDREF

[ Lists Home | Date Index | Thread Index ]
  • From: "Martin Bryan" <mtbryan@sgml.u-net.com>
  • To: <xml-dev@xml.org>
  • Date: Thu, 30 Mar 2000 08:18:03 +0100

Just two reminders:

1) XML developed from what started as the "SGML on the Web" project: its aim was to find a subset of SGML that would work efficiently in a streamed environment, so it put some restrictions on how you could use SGML in a web environment.

2) To create an ID from a database key all you need to do is to add a single letter to the front of the key (q is a useful one to try to avoid clashes with any other forms of data you might have around) and then strip it off whenever you want to match the key. (Of course this is considered by some to be a huge and unnecessary programming overhead that ruins application efficiency!)

Martin Bryan
Technical Manager, The Diffuse Project

Diffuse: http://www.diffuse.org, mailto:mtbryan@diffuse.org
The Diffuse Project is funded under the European Commission's IST programme.
Diffuse publications are maintained by TIEKE (Finnish IT Development Centre),
IC Focus and The SGML Centre.

The SGML Centre, 29 Oldbury Orchard, Churchdown, Glos GL3 2PU, UK
Phone/Fax: +44 1452 714029  E-mail: mtbryan@sgml.u-net.com

For further details about The SGML Centre visit http://www.sgml.u-net.com

This is xml-dev, the mailing list for XML developers.
To unsubscribe, mailto:majordomo@xml.org&BODY=unsubscribe%20xml-dev
List archives are available at http://xml.org/archives/xml-dev/


News | XML in Industry | Calendar | XML Registry
Marketplace | Resources | MyXML.org | Sponsors | Privacy Statement

Copyright 2001 XML.org. This site is hosted by OASIS