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Re: [xml-dev] So maybe ID isn't a problem after all.

On Sun, 11 Nov 2001, Gavin Thomas Nicol wrote:

> On Sunday 11 November 2001 09:12 pm, David Carlisle wrote:
> > the advantage of foo.xml#bar over either of the above is that the #bar
> > fragment id syntax is supported by a range of mime types.
> Like what? HTML and what others? Also, who actually uses it? Most of the 
> times I've ever seen ID attributes used in HTML is in the context of an 
> anchor.

#bar is not part of the XML, it is part of the URI that is used to represent
something within a resource. For example, VRML uses it to reference a 
prototype instance or a particular viewpoint in the world. For example


would reference the viewpoint in the bathroom. Here, all the ID attribute is
nominating is a point that can be referenced from outside the document. 
(eg by another document)

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