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Re: xml:id

From: Timur Mehrvarz <timur.mehrvarz@web.de>
Date: Thu, 3 Jan 2008 20:35:21 +0100
Cc: Eric Seidel <eric@webkit.org>
Message-Id: <7BB5AC4B-535E-4919-94D5-C970CE7C41E3@web.de>
To: public-cdf@w3.org

I'm forwarding this message I received from Eric Seidel a few days  
back. Their decision makes me a uncomfortable. People can use xml:id  
in their XHTML+SVG content and be compliant with one browser,  
currently. Or they can use id without xml: and be compliant with 3  
browsers. But not with the SVG Tiny 1.2 spec. Or am I missing something?

Timur

On 28.12.2007, at 07:45, Eric Seidel wrote:

> After some discussion in #webkit, we've decided against implementing  
> xml:id:
>
> http://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=16505
>
> xml:id has proven pretty irrelevant on the web so far (I can't think  
> of a single page which actually uses it).  It provides little-to-no  
> benefit over "id" as specified by SVG and HTML and just adds more  
> unnecessary complexity to WebKit.
>
> I would recommend that WICD consider removing xml:id from their list  
> of requirements ...
>>
>
> Certainly if there was a major shift in the web and real websites  
> actually started to use xml:id, or there was a demonstrable benefit  
> to its support in WebKit, we'd reconsider.
>
> -eric
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