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Re: [Moderator Action] Re: [xml-dev] IDs without DTD/Schema ,Is there a way ?

Elliotte Rusty Harold <elharo@metalab.unc.edu> writes:

> Is there any chance we could push XPointer back to working draft one
> more time to fix this [no ID w/o DTD] there? It seems to me this
> doesn't require a change to XML 1.0, but does require one to
> XPointer.

XPointer already has a provision for short forms (i.e. ...#xyzzy).

I guess it depends on how you see the fix being expressed:  is it a
fix to XML 1.0 plus Namespaces that some formulation determines the
type of some attribute as ID?  Or is it that #xyzzy points to IDs _or_ 
values of attributes picked out by some formulation?

If the former, then XPointer doesn't need to change.

If the latter, then it does.

Independently of the impact on XPointer, if we're doing this at all I
_much_ prefer the former -- I want these things to really _be_ of type 
ID, not some partial simulacrum thereof.

  Henry S. Thompson, HCRC Language Technology Group, University of Edinburgh
          W3C Fellow 1999--2001, part-time member of W3C Team
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