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RE: [xml-dev]  re: IDs and databases (Was: determining ID-ness in XML)

> It just seems to me (personally, usual disclaimer, blah blah) 
> that a widely acception convention for declaring id-ness with 
> a PI or namespace would be a nice thing. If the
> app doesn't know about the PI/namespace, it quietly ignores it. 

There is a long history of applications whacking in PI's (as Mike
well knows ;-)), but I have seldom seen a necessity to standardize
the convention except within one particular community.