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Re: [xml-dev] IDs considered harmful or why keys might be betterthanIDs...

Jonathan Borden wrote:

> Why would one need to redeclare an ID in the internal subset which is
> already declared in the external DTD. Its already an ID right?

Why, because ATTLIST declarations in the internal subset must be
processed (at least) by any conforming XML processor, whereas in the
external subset they may be utterly ignored.

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