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

Elliotte Rusty Harold wrote:
> However, we are not saying that every application has to use xml:id.
Certainly not every application uses xml:space or xml:lang today, much less
xml:base. If the XHTML folks don't want xml:id in their XHTML documents,
they don't have to use it. They don't change their DTDs. In fact, they
really don't need to change them because conformant XHTML documents already
have a DTD, and do have ID type attributes.
> Remember, the reason we're having this discussion is because not all XML
documents have DTDs. It is precisely those without DTDs where xml:id is
needed, and these applications can start using xml:id  immediately because
they don't have a DTD to change! or even if they do, they don't require
Good point. But isn't this discussion also about XML documents that have
been stripped of their DTD for whatever reason?  There is a practice where
XML documents are validated before being stripped of their DTD for