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RE: [xml-dev] Re: determining ID-ness in XML
- From: "Bullard, Claude L (Len)" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- To: "Champion, Mike" <Mike.Champion@SoftwareAG-USA.com>, email@example.com
- Date: Tue, 06 Nov 2001 08:17:28 -0600
Going by his last reply, they want something
that no one has to support and is unenforceable
so no more reliable than what we have now.
A PI will certainly work for that. A namespace will
work for that. No one is a bit better off than
they were before. It becomes like RDDL: sort of
a nice suggestion that doesn't have to be implemented
so isn't a reliable means.
From: Champion, Mike [mailto:Mike.Champion@SoftwareAG-USA.com]
> From: Bullard, Claude L (Len) [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Independent parties should not be extending
> the rules for the system vocabulary. That
> is precisely what so many here beat MS up for.
I thought Elliotte Harold was suggesting that both the namespace mechanism
as well as PIs provide a pre-approved way of extending the rules to
accomodate ID-ness. Unless I'm missing something, declaring an attribute to
be in the "id namespace" could work as well or better as the PI suggestion
... *if* we want to propose some interim solution that doesn't require a W3C