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Re: [xml-dev] IDs considered harmful or why keys might be better than IDs...
On Monday 12 November 2001 07:53 am, Jonathan Borden wrote:
> An ID is the name of a subresource (fragment) that _the document asserts_.
> Applications are free to use these document defined names, or choose
Actually, I would debate that the document asserts it. The document is data,
the DTD asserts an interpretation thereof.
> Fragment identifiers of URIs are intended to be parsed according to media
> type (perhaps application/xml) and as such the idea that there is an "XML
> name" for a fragment of a document is a completely valid one, of course
> realizing that other applications may choose to name things in different
The syntax doesn't have to be a naked name. The syntax of the fragment id can
be whatever one wishes...