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[Bug 11427] should allow use of xml:id for XHTML5

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http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=11427

--- Comment #6 from brian m. carlson <sandals@crustytoothpaste.net> 2010-11-29 16:59:21 UTC ---
(In reply to comment #5)
> (In reply to comment #3)
> 
> > No.  I've never seen a piece of code that does that, unless it has special
> > defaults for HTML (in the non-XML serialization).  Xalan and Xerces, two very
> > popular XML tools, don't handle that. 
> 
> xerces (and hence xalan) can be configured to use an xml catalog, and an xml
> catalog can default a DTD

I don't believe the OASIS XML Catalog specification allows that.  Please
specify where on
<http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/entity/spec-2001-08-06.html> (within the
normative text) you see that.  And I'm not really interested in going through a
full analysis of my setup.

And I don't see the recalcitrance to allowing it for the XML serialization. 
I'm not requesting that xml:id be the only option, or even the preferred
option.  I'm just requesting that it be *an* option.  xml:id is a
Recommendation.  Its use with XHTML5 has tangible technical and practical
benefits, including compatibility with a wide range of existing XML software. 
Is there a specific technical reason that you think it should be forbidden, in
light of the fact that DTDs are not used with XHTML5?

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