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Re: [xml-dev] annotations outside validation

Simon St.Laurent wrote:

> All this discussion of IDs is making me wonder if maybe it isn't time to
> consider creating a class of attributes which aren't considered for
> validation of any kind, DTD or schema.

<!--    why not using comments    -->
<?or even="processing instructions"?>


These are one of the few constructions which escape to validation (even 
though there is no reason why one wouldn't invent a schema language 
which could validate them as well)!


> Recipe:
> Make a magic namespace and fix a prefix for it.  (Maybe xmlm for XML
> magic.)
> Tell validators not to touch anything in that namespace.
> Sprinkle as desired.
> Yeah, I know it's a stupid idea, fraught with all kinds of dangerous
> consequences, incompatibilities, and other difficult issues.
> On the other hand, we seem to constantly get stuck on all kinds of
> issues as we move into discussions where additional post-validation
> information is necessary, and we seem to just go around that in circles.

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