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Re: [xml-dev] So maybe ID isn't a problem after all.
On Tuesday 13 November 2001 02:10 am, David Brownell wrote:
> Actually, there's the "how to maintain the links" problem too.
> When an author has gone to the effort to define IDs/anchors
> for use in linking, it's a lot more realistic to believe those IDs
> can be maintained over document evolution ... including the
> negotiated transformations that David Carlisle mentioned.
Acutally, the ID-ness here is orthoganal to the issue of link maintenance.
Unique attribute values are important, not that the attributes be ID's.
> Since that's NOT true of XPath style addressing (navigating
> over a structure that usually changes between incarnations),
Depends on the XPath construct. You can match unique attributes using XPath