Re: XPointer crisis
> > > reference) a DTD, W3C XML Schema, or other infoset-augmenting > > > resource. As an added bonus, the recipient doesn't have to > > > retrieve (and process!) the DTD/XSD/what-have-you. > > As a negative, the ID values won't be in a hashtable after parsing, > Why wouldn't they be? An XML parser could still build an > index from known ID-bearing attributes, and use the index > when possible. There's no reason why an application But the point of this argument was that xml:id was not necessary.. so how can the parser know which attributes are ID-bearing without a DTD, XSD, or xml:id attribute? Or was your intention to suggest that the application should build the hashtable? In that case, I would be disappointed if the parser didn't do it for me, because it's a very common operation and I'm lazy. Christian Nentwich
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