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RE: [xml-dev] Re: determining ID-ness in XML
That is one explanation. However:
1. No one has stated a requirement that the name actually
be an ID. A name will do. (see elliotte). If a
name will do, this is a nameloc and there is not a gaping
hole in the architecture.
2. If that is not the case, and it must be an ID, then
what the xml:id proposal does is begin to marginalize
the use of DTDs.
Not without a bounded scope, Jonathan. The days
of the freedom of the XML core groups to obscure
by misdirection such notions are over. Never Another
"Namespace Is Just A Disambiguating String" ploy.
All requirements up front, clear, and signed.
Otherwise, no change. It costs too much to
allow the children to play in the design these days.
From: Jonathan Borden [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Friday, November 09, 2001 2:00 PM
To: firstname.lastname@example.org; Christopher R. Maden
Subject: Re: [xml-dev] Re: determining ID-ness in XML
Christopher R. Maden wrote:
> There are valid XML documents written without xml:id.
> It would be good for non-DTD-reading systems to know about IDs in those
The whole point of xml:id is for documents which are well-formed. All valid
XML documents are valid with respect to a DTD which can indicate IDs.
> Adding xml:id will invalidate those documents.
Right, but there is no need to add xml:id to documents which are associated
with a DTD, the entire reason for existence is those XML documents without a
DTD. So yes, you can shoot yourself in the head, but doing so is not
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