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

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Elliotte Rusty Harold [mailto:elharo@metalab.unc.edu]
> Sent: Monday, November 05, 2001 12:08 PM
> To: xml-dev@lists.xml.org
> Subject: RE: [xml-dev] Re: determining ID-ness in XML

> The latter solution doesn't demand PIs. It just prevents us from 
> using the xml: prefix. If we wanted to be orthogonal to the W3C, then 
> it's easy enough to define an xid:id prefix with xid mapped to 
> http://xml.org/id/ or something like that. I think this has already 
> been suggested as a way of adding multiple IDs to things. There's no 
> need to get PIs involved.

Duh, right! They could be ordinary namespace prefixes with declarations.  I
guess I got carried away with the "xml:"-ness and forgot about the
namespace-ness of the ID-ness proposal.