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RE: [xml-dev] Re: determining ID-ness in XML
From: Jonathan Borden [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
>Certainly, but let's examine this: We define an "ID" as an XML 1.0 ID
>is only defined by a DTD_. A "nameloc" is ? a general way of defining an
>_identitier_. If so then "xml:id" does not define an "ID" rather a
Yes. Change the name to something other than id to keep the confusion
down. Overloading names is bad in spec writing. Make it a nameloc and I am
a happy camper. Now you have to pick a way to declare namelocs. PIs
work. Internal subsets work. Industry conventions sort of work.
>> 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.
>He, he, you believed that? :-)
Not for a minute.
>> 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.
>Similarly it costs too much _not_ to move forward when real problems need
>be solved. In a perfect world world we would all know our requirements,
>the same requirements, and agree on the solutions to these requirements.
We did know. ISO 8879 and ISO 10744.