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Re: [xml-dev] Re: determining ID-ness in XML
- From: email@example.com (Henry S. Thompson)
- To: Michael Fuller <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Thu, 01 Nov 2001 10:20:57 +0000
Michael Fuller <email@example.com> writes:
> On Thu, Nov 01, 2001 at 10:40:38AM +1100, Marcus Carr wrote:
> > > e.g. <?xml-typeinfo idnames="abc:id, ID, id"?>
> > I agree, so despite the fact that it feels as though I'm swimming in concrete,
> > I'm making one last pitch for the idea of using a PI.
> > Does anyone really find the xml-stylesheet processing instruction such a
> > kludge?
> No; but then I never understood why the use of processing instructions
> had become infra dig. W3C politics, I hear whispered. Anyone care to share?
1) They're not scoped, everything else about the language is.
2) They're not declared in the grammar (DTD/Schema), so their usage is not
subject to any declarative/universal quality control: you're back to
writing ad-hoc code in every application to check they occur where and
how they're supposed to.
Henry S. Thompson, HCRC Language Technology Group, University of Edinburgh
W3C Fellow 1999--2001, part-time member of W3C Team
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