Re: XInclude as an XSLT transformation?
The issue is that in the transcluded result the IDs must be unique (this is a basic requirement of XML).
This is not a basic requirement of XML. IDs in XML documents may in fact be non-unique, and even non-name tokens (as recently came up in a different context). A document containing such non-unique IDs would be invalid but well-formed, and might still be usefully processed.
It's not clear, at least to my reading, whether or not the XInclude allows or requires ID values to be rewritten such that all IDs in the result are unique even if two input elements (from two different source documents) have the same ID value.
The XInclude spec is clear. This is *not* allowed. ID values may not be rewritten by a conforming XInclude processor, even if they conflict.
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