Re: Re: determining ID-ness in XML
Elliotte Rusty Harold wrote: > >And everyone who may need to validate downstream from the instance being > >regarded as well-formed only will need to change their DTDs or strip out > >the invalid attributes? It sounds like a pretty hard sell to me... > > No, no, no! If you need valid documents, then the DTD declares all > attributes that are used in that document, xml:target would be > declared in the DTD. More importantly, however, valid documents do > have DTDs, do have ID type attributes, and do not not need to use > xml:target. It's only for those documents that aren't valid in the > first place that something like xml:target becomes necessary. Replace "in the first place" with "at some point in their lifecycle" and you have a problem. An instance may be used as well-formed or valid any number of times in any order - if you add attributes, you risk breaking the data for a downstream player who wants to validate. If that player doesn't control the DTD, a preprocess will be required to strip the attributes out. How could this not be so? -- Regards, Marcus Carr email: mrc@a... ___________________________________________________________________ Allette Systems (Australia) www: http://www.allette.com.au ___________________________________________________________________ "Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler." - Einstein
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