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

"Simon St.Laurent" wrote:

> The migration path I had in mind is that ID would still work just fine
> on the "legacy" documents, provided that they were processed by a
> validating parser or a non-validating parser that read the DTD.
> That leaves those documents in precisely the same position they hold
> now, while letting new vocabularies move forward.  If you need to
> transition and want both, just mark the old ID value as CDATA and add
> xml:id - when you're ready, of course.

Yes, that would be okay, but as the responsibility for uniqueness is shifted from the
ID to the xml:id, the system is still going to have to cope - none of the old
documents have xml:id, so documents would need to be considered in the context of the
DTD as it was at the time. It's still a change to the DTD, the system and possibly
the users' applications.


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."
       - Einstein