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Re: ID?

Richard Knapp wrote:

> Is the following DTD section valid? Is it a good practice?
> <!ELEMENT Point ANY>
> <!ATTLIST Point        ID ID   #IMPLIED>
> There is nothing in the spec about using a type as an attribute in this manner.

You mean using "ID" as the name of the attribute as well as its declared value?
It's common practice - perhaps even best practice as it is the most descriptive
name available. Some might question the use of ANY, but that's another story...:-)


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