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Re: [xml-dev] ID/IDREF is evil

On Mon, 03 Feb 2014 23:33:21 +0000, you wrote:

| #1 being that you need one of those ghastly DTDs.

An omission in XML 1.0 due to time constraints and the "requirement"
that no new syntax was to be introduced that the WebSGML TC would not
sign off on.

Declaring ID attributes in an internal subset was quite obviously a
non-starter.  We should have bit the bullet then and invented some new
syntax.  (I actually thought of several back then, but held my peace.)

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