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Re: Moving towards "strict" xml:id checking

From: Henry S. Thompson <ht@inf.ed.ac.uk>
Date: Wed, 08 Sep 2004 12:10:05 +0100
To: Norman Walsh <Norman.Walsh@Sun.COM>
Cc: public-xml-core-wg@w3.org
Message-ID: <f5b8yblc8z6.fsf@erasmus.inf.ed.ac.uk>

Norman Walsh <Norman.Walsh@Sun.COM> writes:

> The proposal I was trying to make when we ran out of time is the following:
>   It is an error for an ID value to be specified more than once.
>   A processor which detects this error MUST report it. Processors
>   SHOULD attempt to detect all such errors.
> That's in "intent-ese" rather than "spec-ese". And we also perhaps
> need a note somewhere explaining that processors which do not read all
> of the available declarations will not be able to detect every
> possible error of this sort.

I strongly support this level of SHOULD/MUST etc.  Anything less
renders the whole exercise nearly pointless, in my view.

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