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

> Let me phrase the question this way: regarding validity and validity 
> only, not the semantics of the attribute, is there any objection to 
> an xml:id attribute that is not equally true of xml:base? So far I 
> can't see one.

That doesn't mean it's right though. I'm not disagreeing with xml:id
so much as the implicit assertion that because something is 
standardized it solves problems in a way acceptable to the masses.

I, for example, find both the stylesheet PI and xml:base to be of
little real value...