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

James Clark wrote:

[magisterial summary deleted]

> (B) The other choice we can make is to say that ID-ness is important.

I agree with this view, and on primarily data-centric grounds.  Without
IDs, XML can only serialize trees.  With IDs, it can serialize
arbitrary graphs in a fairly application-independent way, at least
within a single document.  This is often an important facility.

> The only solution that I've seen that works with choice (B) 
> is xml:idatt(s).

I agree.

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