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

Just to clarify: One of the proposals is to fix the ID problem by adding
xml:id or xml:idatt to the appropriate element. We are doing this because
some applications/documents do not have DTDs. What about those that do? I am
enviosioning the scenario where tools start adding these little guys all
over the place... old DTDs will have to be updated to support it--

<?xml version="1.0"?>
<!DOCTYPE doc [
<doc xml:id="test"/>

The above document is not valid. I am sure everyone knows this; it is just
scary. There was some mention of co-existence. I just want to make sure that
is in the final proposal. It is still a working solution, but we are
requiring an update to older apps to handle such documents.

Of course this is obvious... I am just resonating with Len's comments...

Jeff Rafter
Defined Systems
XML Development and Developer Web Hosting