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

"Simon St.Laurent" wrote:

> I'd make xml:id something that can be used with or without a DTD.  If
> used in a DTD, it would have to be declared of type ID and would have to
> be the only ID on any given attribute.  That seems to avoid a lot of
> pain to me.

That's fine for new DTDs and datasets, but it invalidates any existing
documents that use an ID attribute named anything except xml:id. The result
would be that we would be hardcoding attribute names, wouldn't it?


Marcus Carr                      email:  mrc@allette.com.au
Allette Systems (Australia)      www:    http://www.allette.com.au
"Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler."
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