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

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--- Comment #7 from David Carlisle <davidc@nag.co.uk> 2010-11-29 17:11:12 UTC ---
You need the optional but specified functionality in appendix E of the xml
catalog spec (or use an sgml-open catalog:

http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/entity/spec-2001-08-06.html#s.doctype

But I guess you knew that and discounted this in advance with the "normative"
rider.

> 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.

But I think that you were requesting that a valid HTML5 DOM that is serialised
as xhtml should use xml:id rather than id for attributes of type ID (that is,
that the name of the attribute be changed on serialisation)?

xml:id is usable with any XML document type and infers IDness if used with an
xml:id processor, but usually (as here) it makes the document invalid, whether
that matters or not depends on what you are doing.

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