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[xml-dev] Common Sense approach to ID and IDness
- From: Don Park <email@example.com>
- To: Xml-Dev <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Mon, 05 Nov 2001 14:52:33 -0800
We might be complicating the problem unnecessarily. One can argue that, in
most XML standards and applications, attributes of type ID are named 'id',
'ID', or 'Id'. If this is true, then we are unnecessarily revisiting
Plato's world of chair and chairness. Common sense dictates that, just as a
chair is a chair, an ID is an ID.
IDISID Proposal: Any attributes named "id", "ID", or "Id" are of type ID
regarless of namespace.
Since DTD availability is an implementation issue, IDISID should be
supported at implementation level rather than at standard level. FYI,
Docuverse DOM SDK supports IDISID. JAXP doesn't.