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Re: Input to Best Practice 18: Assign unique identifiers to text items when possible

From: Yves Savourel <ysavourel@translate.com>
Date: Thu, 13 Sep 2007 19:48:55 -0600
To: <public-i18n-its@w3.org>
Message-ID: <000901c7f671$6921ab20$5a32a8c0@BREIZH>

Hi all,

I'm working on my AI (http://www.w3.org/International/its/track/actions/21)

One of the change to do is:

> We should align this formulation
> "Your DTD or schema should provide xml:id (or an equivalent mechanism)"
> with BP 9, e.g. like:
> "Your DTD or schema should provide xml:id (or a different attribute to 
> be of type ID)"

I would tend to disagree: why be more specific in this Author BP than the others? In BP 15, 16 and 17 are not specific about what
exactly means 'equivalent'.

The authors don't really give a vole's pattouti about what are the specifics of the equivalent mechanism (or of xml:id for that
matter).

They just want to have a corresponding mechanism. If they want to know what a unique ID should look like, they just need to refer to
the BP 9 (to which there is a link in the same sentence).

...or am I being not narrow-minded?

Cheers,
-ys
Received on Friday, 14 September 2007 01:48:58 GMT

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