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

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At 05:06 8-11-2001, Elliotte Rusty Harold wrote:
>At 9:40 AM +0000 11/8/01, David Carlisle wrote:
>>xml:space maybe a better example, that can't be normalised and it is (or
>>should be according to xml) added to every dtd.
>Actually no. It is not added to every DTD. It is added to DTDs for those 
>applications that want xml:space. Many XML applications do not see a need 
>for xml:space and happily leave it out. Valid documents written in these 
>xml:space ignorant applications cannot use xml:space.

Right, but Marcus's point is that there are no (0) XML documents written to 
a DTD before xml:space existed.

There are valid XML documents written without xml:id.

It would be good for non-DTD-reading systems to know about IDs in those 

Adding xml:id will invalidate those documents.

Re-writing the DTDs is not workable.

Inserting an internal subset or adding PIs to the instances is.

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