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

Ok by me.  That means there is still a "gaping hole" 
in the web architecture, or there never was because 
all of this, except use of xml:, is possible now 
by anyone anywhere anytime.  It means XML is fine 
as it is, SGML did the right thing, and all we have 
here is a pointer spec that failed to account for 
the well-formedness practice.  In fact, those aren't 
IDs at all; just labels and any name will do.

Is that right?


-----Original Message-----
From: Champion, Mike [mailto:Mike.Champion@SoftwareAG-USA.com]

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bullard, Claude L (Len) [mailto:clbullar@ingr.com]

> 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.

Something like RDDL is *exactly* what I would like to see here.  It's just a
nice suggestion for a way forward that tools developers can implement rather
than re-inventing the id-ness wheel or leaving it to the application
writers.  Concrete experience with it in the field may motivate the W3C (or
ISO, or whoever comes along and applies the lessons of history to XML 1.0)
to put it in a "real" standard someday.