Re: XML ids and XSL keys
At 01:13 PM 10/19/99 -0400, John Cowan wrote: >> 1. what are the historic reasons for the current definition of >> ID/IDREF/IDREFS attributes? > >ID and IDREF(S) allow general directed graphs to be encoded as >hierarchical documents. I think the real question was why is there no scoping other than document-scope ID/IDREF. The answer is that we inherited that from SGML, which was typically applied in more traditional publishing environments where documents were created, used, and managed as units. Leastways, I don't recall the ID/IDREF issues getting in the way back then, but since XML came along, it's been a continual irritant. -Tim xml-dev: A list for W3C XML Developers. To post, mailto:xml-dev@i... Archived as: http://www.lists.ic.ac.uk/hypermail/xml-dev/ and on CD-ROM/ISBN 981-02-3594-1 To unsubscribe, mailto:majordomo@i... the following message; unsubscribe xml-dev To subscribe to the digests, mailto:majordomo@i... the following message; subscribe xml-dev-digest List coordinator, Henry Rzepa (mailto:rzepa@i...)
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