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Re: xml:id Last Call comment from i18n

From: Norman Walsh <Norman.Walsh@Sun.COM>
Date: Wed, 02 Feb 2005 12:08:29 -0500
To: Richard Ishida <ishida@w3.org>
Cc: public-xml-id@w3.org, public-i18n-core@w3.org, "'Architecture Domain'" <w3t-arch@w3.org>
Message-id: <87651aq48i.fsf@nwalsh.com>
/ "Richard Ishida" <ishida@w3.org> was heard to say:
| We note that the definition of the value of an xml:id attribute is
| defined only in terms of a valid NCName as defined by XML 1.0. The
| definition for NCName in XML 1.1 is different.
|
| We think this consitutes a major defect in the spec in its own
| right, but it also has significant internationalization implications
| for users of XML 1.1.
|
| Please specify that the valid value is different in the case of XML
| 1.0 and XML 1.1.

It was always our intent that the correct version of NCName was
to be used; we explicitly called out XMLNames 1.0 and XMLNames 1.1 to
make this point.

However, your comment makes it clear that we were not explicit enough.
We have changed the first bullet in Section 4 so that it now reads:

  * The normalized value of the attribute is an NCName according to
    the Namespaces in XML Recommendation which has the same version as
    the document in which this attribute occurs (NCName for XML 1.0, or
    NCName for XML 1.1).

Where the parenthetical NCName's are correctly hyperlinked to to the
appropriate Namespaces in XML Recommendation.

Please let me know if this satisfies your comment.

(Our CR decision call is at 9a EST on Friday 4 Feb so a prompt
reply would be most appreciated.)

                                        Be seeing you,
                                          norm

P.S. This change will be reflected in the proposed CR draft at
http://www.w3.org/XML/Group/2005/02/CR-xml-id-20050208/ sometime within
the next few hours.

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Norman.Walsh@Sun.COM / XML Standards Architect / Sun Microsystems, Inc.
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