Re: Understanding the ID
The Apache SOAP implementation (and others) supports encodingStyle="http://xml.apache.org/xml-soap/literalxml" which allows XML documents or fragments of XML documents to be included in a SOAP message without escaping >, & and < or Base64 encoding the file. It occurs to me that a SOAP message could contain two XML fragments with xml:id attributes with the same value (there seem to me to be equivalent problems with the other proposals). My understaning of Tim Bray's original suggestion was that xml:id would *always* by of DTD type ID. I believe that this would have broken SOAP (I make no comment as to the already brokenness of SOAP!). I think any realistic proposal will need to address the ussue of XML documents containing arbitray fragemnts of other XML documents. John Wilson The Wilson Partnership http://www.wilson.co.uk
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