Re: Re: determining ID-ness in XML
> However, we are not saying that every application has to use xml:id. Certainly not every > application uses xml:space or xml:lang today, much less xml:base. If the XHTML folks > don't want xml:id in their XHTML documents, they don't have to use it. They don't change > their DTDs. In fact, they really don't need to change them because conformant XHTML > documents already have a DTD, and do have ID type attributes. This was actually what I was thinking of-- (and John Wilson's recent post touches on this)-- XHTML is designed to incorporate additional languages-- there is a good chance the YAXMLSpec people will want to use xml:id. They will incorporate there document structure through modularization and it will be valid (perhaps)-- but the whole notion of IDness will be lost on older XHTML browsers-- which were conforming when they were written. This may not be a major flaw but it seems we are setting up a new browser paradigm (which I know we often do...). This means folks will need new versions-- which they may not be able or want to get. I am already imagining a BigCo site that will reject browsers because they don't meet the requirements of the xml:id "standard". Best Regards, Jeff Rafter Defined Systems http://www.defined.net XML Development and Developer Web Hosting
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