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

> -----Original Message-----
> From: James Clark [mailto:jjc@jclark.com]
> Sent: 30 October 2001 01:32
> To: Tim Bray; xml-dev@lists.xml.org
> Subject: Re: [xml-dev] Re: determining ID-ness in XML
> [... xml:idatt proposal ...]

I like James' proposal. 

However I'd suggest that the 80/20 split lies at not allowing 
more than one ID attribute per element. (So I'm disagreeing 
with DavidB and DonP, at my peril, I'm sure! :)

This restriction exists for DTDs so it's not a downgrade step.

Or are there are specific use cases that I'm missing?



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