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

Jeff Rafter wrote:

> In general, if we accept the argument that IDs *are* orthogonal to both
> Validation and Well-Formedness then removing them to an xml:id attribute
> would be the best solution.

I can't understand that connection at all. If IDs are orthogonal to both
validation and well-formedness (true, IMHO), why jeopardise the ability to check
validity and well-formedness in pursuit of a solution to an unrelated problem? I
don't see what makes that "best".


Marcus Carr                      email:  mrc@allette.com.au
Allette Systems (Australia)      www:    http://www.allette.com.au
"Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler."
       - Einstein