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   Re: [xml-dev] the xml: namespace

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Simon St.Laurent wrote:

> While xml:id strikes me as a necessary evil, at this point I strongly
> emphasize the necessary.  As I move back into hypertext (what I came to
> XML for in the first place), the need for a reliable ID mechanism seems
> to override the protests that the internal DTD subset is adequate.

I can sympathize with the xml:id idea, except for that every existing 
deployed XML vocabulary I've ever seen without exception has an ID 
attribute, and the name of the ID attribute is "id".  Why not just roll 
over, give in, and say that absent other information, if "foo" is in XML 
then foo#bar means <any-namespace:any-tag id="bar">? -Tim


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