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Re: CSS selectors and xml:id

From: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>
Date: Sun, 08 May 2005 17:10:19 +0200
To: Chris Lilley <chris@w3.org>
Cc: www-style@w3.org, public-xml-core-wg@w3.org
Message-ID: <42832405.250367890@smtp.bjoern.hoehrmann.de>

* Chris Lilley wrote:
>Clearly false, as Anne already made some test cases and there are
>already implementations that pass them.


  -> These tests do not make much sense to me.


  -> the style sheets are invalid and background:lime is not
     part of them, any implementation that passes the tests
     is broken


  -> these are not HTML documents, any random behavior would be

So 3 of 7 tests actually try to test that xml:id is not supported,
2 of the remaining 4 tests require non-compliant behavior to pass,
and the remaining two tests assume weird application/xml and XHTML
processing semantics that are not defined anywhere. So I somewhat
fail to see the relevance of these tests.

>No, it wouldn't. So, please add specific language to CSS 2.1 to state
>explicitly that xml:id is treated as ID for the purpose of the #

Could you propose text that should be added? There seem to be lots of
cross-technology and error handling issues here as xml:id does not
define its integration into deployed architecture, defining this for
CSS such that xml:id processing is consistent everywhere seems a bit
challenging. I guess you want similar statements regarding xml:lang
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