Re: question about generate-id()
On Fri, 6 Aug 2010 09:56:10 +0100 Andrew Welch <andrew.j.welch@xxxxxxxxx> wrote: > >> > 16.6.4 > >> > There is no guarantee that a generated unique identifier will be > >> > distinct from any unique IDs specified in the source document. > >> > > >> > Yuk. IMHO that's a spec weakness. More constrained, surely > >> > it's not rocket science to implement. > >> > >> You could do it yourself > > > > Which would IMHO be a kludge to work round a spec weakness. > > Yes. Lots of ways to do it as this thread has shown. > > If I've followed this thread, the problem is that generate-id() might > clash with some existing id in the source? Mixing 2 ways of creating > the ids seems odd, and using a single consistent approach should make > the problem go away Ultimately though, you should be validating the > result - If implementations did what the casual reader might assume I wouldn't have to Andrew? The spec, read today, with xml:id existent, is misleading. -- regards -- Dave Pawson XSLT XSL-FO FAQ. http://www.dpawson.co.uk
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