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

Most definitely...That was a perennial 'cussing point' for conversions to
SGML back in the old days. It seems likely that the requirement still


-----Original Message-----

> 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.

Good idea -- so long as there's a sibling "xml:idatts", so that multiple
attributes can be defined as defining IDs.  I really do not like the
arbitrary restriction that elements may not have IDs defined for more
than one purpose.