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From: Paul Grosso <pgrosso@arbortext.com>
Date: Tue, 8 Feb 2005 10:54:43 -0500
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From: chairs-request@w3.org [mailto:chairs-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Ivan Herman
Sent: Tuesday, 08 February, 2005 10:34
To: W3C Advisory Committee
Cc: W3C Working Group Chairs; W3C Comm Team; Philippe Le Hégaret; Henry Thompson; Liam Quin
Subject: xml:id is Candidate Recommendation (Call for Implementations)

Dear Advisory Committee Representative,

W3C is pleased to announce that xml:id Version 1.0 is a W3C Candidate Recommendation. The 
approval and publication is in response to the request posted to the Chairs mailing list:


The disposition of Last Call comments is available at:


There were no formal objections for the part of the Last Call document covered by this 

The patent policy for this document is the 5 February 2004 W3C Patent Policy. Patent 
disclosures relevant to this specification may be found on the XML Core Working Group's 
public IPR disclosure page:


Quoting from the
xml:id Version 1.0
W3C Candidate Recommendation - 08 February 2005

     xml:id Version 1.0

     W3C Candidate Recommendation - 08 February 2005

     This version:
     Last version:
     Previous version:


This document defines the meaning of the attribute xml:id as an ID attribute in XML 
documents and defines processing of this attribute to identify IDs in the absence of 
validation, without fetching external resources, and without relying on an internal subset.

     Status of This Document
This section describes the status of this document at the time of its publication. Other 
documents may supersede this document. A list of current W3C publications and the latest 
revision of this technical report can be found in the W3C technical reports index at 

This document has been developed by the W3C XML Core Working Group as part of the XML 
Activity. Publication as a Candidate Recommendation does not imply endorsement by the W3C 
Membership. This is a draft document and may be updated, replaced or obsoleted by other 
documents at any time. It is inappropriate to cite this document as other than work in 

This document is based upon the xml:id Last Call Working Draft published on 9 November 
2004. The current draft contains clarifications, editorial improvements, and minor bug 
fixes in response to Last Call comments.

Please send review comments about this Candidate Recommendation to public-xml-id@w3.org 
(archive). We expect that sufficient feedback to determine its future will have been 
received by 10 March 2005.

The XML Core Working Group will advance the specification to Proposed Recommendation when 
the following exit criteria have been met:

* There are at least two interoperable implementations of the specification.
   For the purpose of this CR, two implementations will be considered interoperable if
   they report the same xml:id attributes with the same types for all tests in the test

* It is possible that some implementations will not be able to detect some errors
   (for example, if they have no access to declarations). For tests of error conditions,
   either both implementations will report the same error, or at least one will fail to
   report the error.

* A minimum of one month of the CR period must have elapsed. This is to ensure that
   enough time is given for any major errors to be caught.

Any feedback on implementation and use of this specification would be very welcome. To the 
extent possible, please provide a separate email message for each distinct comment.

The XML Core Working Group has released a public test suite for xml:id along with an 
implementation report.

The patent policy for this document is the 5 February 2004 W3C Patent Policy. Patent 
disclosures relevant to this specification may be found on the XML Core Working Group's 
public IPR disclosure page. An individual who has actual knowledge of a patent which the 
individual believes contains Essential Claim(s) with respect to this specification should 
disclose the information in accordance with section 6 of the W3C Patent Policy.

For Tim Berners-Lee, W3C Director,
Philippe Le Hegaret, Architecture Domain Lead, and
Liam Quin, XML Activity Lead, and
Henry Thompson, XML Core Working Group Team Contact;
Ivan Herman, W3C Communications


Ivan Herman
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