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Re: [xml-dev] Re: determining ID-ness in XML

>     4) Accept from the outset that processing--and therefore the processing
> model, its order of operations, and the particular form of data input which
> it expects and the 'natural' data structure which is its output--are
> inherently matters of local expertise and local need at each processing
> node. Let those who promulgate general specifications define the thinnest
> possible layers precisely to have the greatest possibility of having each
> of them accepted for the greatest range of divergent uses by the widest
> variety of processors. 

I think this is the right approach... which is why I always tell people that 
XML is just data, and that the application determines it's interpretation.