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Transition Request: PR Request for xml:id

From: Paul Grosso <pgrosso@arbortext.com>
Date: Fri, 24 Jun 2005 15:19:37 -0400
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The XML Core WG requests publication of the following document 
as a W3C Proposed Recommendation:

xml:id Version 1.0

The URL cited above is for the most recent Member-only version 
of the specification, dated 22 June 2005. 

A review version highlighting diffs versus the CR draft is at

The xml:id 1.0 specification was published as a Candidate
Recommendation on 8 February 2005. The list of issues that 
were raised during CR and their disposition can be found at:

The Working Group has developed a test suite for use in testing
interoperability, which is described at

An implementation report, describing the results of five
implementations, is available at

The WG's decision to request publication as a Proposed Recommendation
was taken during a teleconference on 22 June 2005, minutes may be
found at:


The CR request was made at
As published in the CR SOTD, the exit criteria are:

  * 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 suite.

  * 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.

The test suite for xml:id is available at:

The implementation results are available at: 

The results show two or more implementations producing the same
result for each of the test cases.  The CR period started February 8,
so more than a month has passed.  Therefore, the exit criteria for
xml:id have been fulfilled.


We propose that the PR period for xml:id 1.0 start as soon as 
feasible (hopefully in early July) and last until 26 August 2005.


The XML Core WG approved publication during our telcon of 2005 June 22:

Changes to the document are highlighted by the review version at

The WG believes it has addressed all of the requirements in the RD at

Evidence that issues have been addressed can be seen
in our Disposition of Comments document at

A test suite is available at

An Implementation report is at

Our IPR disclosure page is at


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 http://www.w3.org/TR/. 

This document is a Proposed Recommendation (PR) of the W3C. This 
document has been produced by the W3C XML Core Working Group as 
part of the XML Activity.

W3C Advisory Committee Members are invited to send formal review 
comments to the W3C Team until 26 August 2005.  Advisory Committee 
Representatives should consult their WBS questionnaires.  The 
public is invited to send comments to the public mailing list 
public-xml-id@w3.org (archive). After the review the Director 
will announce the document's disposition. This announcement should 
not be expected sooner than 14 days after the end of the review.

This document is based upon the xml:id Candidate Recommendation 
of 8 February 2005. Feedback received during that review resulted in 
clarifications but no major changes. A review version highlighting 
differences between the CR draft and this PR draft is available. 

The XML Core Working Group believes that this specification 
addresses all Last Call and Candidate Recommendation issues. 
Known implementations are documented in the xml:id Implementation 
Report. A test suite is also available.

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.

Paul Grosso and Norman Walsh, chairs of the XML Core WG. 
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