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

Gavin Thomas Nicol wrote:
> John Cowan wrote:
> > *in an application-independent way*.  Of course you can define your own
> > mechanism, or use XLink.
> You can never, ever, serialize a graph in an application-independent way.
> Where did the graph come from in the first place?

I believe that you're splitting hairs. Please recognize that his statement
is true on some level--that there's a distinction to be made between IDs and
IDREFs which are defined in XML 1.0, and other methods of reference which
are specific to applications of XML, such as XLink.