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Re: [xml-dev] Re: determining ID-ness in XML

James Clark scripsit:

> An alternative would be to have an attribute that declares the name of the 
> attribute that is an ID attribute, say xml:idatt. To make this useable, 
> xml:idatt would be inherited.  In the typical case where all elements use 
> the same attribute name for an ID, this means that a user has only to add 
> something like xml:idatt="id" or xml:idatt="rdf:ID" to their root element 
> and everything works. You would also need to allow xml:idatt="" to disable 
> inheritance.

An excellent idea, as always!

John Cowan           http://www.ccil.org/~cowan              cowan@ccil.org
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