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RE: [xml-dev] Re: determining ID-ness in XML
- From: "Bullard, Claude L (Len)" <email@example.com>
- To: Jonathan Borden <firstname.lastname@example.org>,Elliotte Rusty Harold <email@example.com>, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Date: Thu, 01 Nov 2001 08:41:39 -0600
What would result from the reverse solution: a document which
is subject to a raw XPointer must have a DTD or Schema?
I think we should not add features to a language for which
features exist unless we can prove we didn't create the
problem to begin with.
From: Jonathan Borden [mailto:email@example.com]
Having an xml:id attribute is a terrific idea which is the best solution to
an otherwise nasty problem.
Since "xml:id" is already reserved, there is no chance of conflicting with
currently available software. I don't see much reason to need to update DTDs
because if you already _have_ a DTD then you can define ID attributes. The
problem exists for well formed but DTD-less XML documents for which one
needs to use the raw XPointer #foo.