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Re: Last call comments on XML Binding Language (XBL) 2.0

From: Norman Walsh <Norman.Walsh@Sun.COM>
Date: Wed, 21 Feb 2007 14:44:53 -0500
To: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Cc: dev-tech-xbl@mozilla.org, public-appformats@w3.org, public-xml-core-wg@w3.org, w3c-xml-cg@w3.org
Message-ID: <87irdvqoqy.fsf@nwalsh.com>
/ Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch> was heard to say:
| On Wed, 14 Feb 2007, Norman Walsh wrote:
|>
|> Apologies for the tardiness in sending these comments. The XML Core WG 
|> has reviewed XML Binding Language (XBL) 2.0 and offers the following two 
|> comments.
|> 
|> > 1.4.7. Extension Mechanisms
|> 
|> Section 1.4.7 speaks of the per-element partition of attribute names. 
|> This is, I think, a holdover from the first edition of Namespaces in 
|> XML. We suggest that it be updated to the terminology in the latest 
|> Namespaces REC.
|
| I couldn't work out exactly what the new terminology was from the 
| Namespces in XML spec, but I've tried to fix the spec. Please let me know 
| if it is acceptable.

Could you please remind me where the updated draft is located?

|> > 2.16. The id Attribute of XBL Elements
|> 
|> There is, of course, a historical preceding for naming attributes of 
|> type ID "id". However, we recommend that the attribute of type ID in XBL 
|> 2.0 be spelled "xml:id".
|
| I don't understand. Could you elaborate on why you recommend making the 
| attribute name longer?

Because it will allow XML processes to recognize that the attributes
are of type ID without relying on external information such as DTDs
and schemas. See http://www.w3.org/TR/xml-id/#intro

                                        Be seeing you,
                                          norm

-- 
Norman Walsh
XML Standards Architect
Sun Microsystems, Inc.

Received on Wednesday, 21 February 2007 19:45:30 GMT

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