Re: Re: determining ID-ness in XML
Elliotte Rusty Harold wrote: > > 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. > > Remember, the reason we're having this discussion is because not all XML documents have DTDs. It is precisely those without DTDs where xml:id is needed, and these applications can start using xml:id immediately because they don't have a DTD to change! or even if they do, they don't require validity. > Good point. But isn't this discussion also about XML documents that have been stripped of their DTD for whatever reason? There is a practice where XML documents are validated before being stripped of their DTD for transmission. ~Rob
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