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Comments on http://www.w3.org/TR/2004/WD-xml-id-20040407/

From: Eric van der Vlist <vdv@dyomedea.com>
Date: Fri, 09 Apr 2004 08:26:31 +0200
To: public-xml-id@w3.org
Message-Id: <1081491991.29437.461.camel@delleric>

Hi,

I have few comments on this WD which I think is meeting a real need.

      * I think that you should add a definition in your Terminology
        section stating that unless otherwise qualified, the word
        "processor" means a XML processor compliant to the xml:id
        specification (otherwise, people can read that spec as a
        modification of the XML rec.).
      * You make a reference to XML 1.0 but do not mention XML 1.1. It
        might be a good idea to mention if it applies to XML 1.1 as well
        (I don't why it couldn't)
      * (#id-strictness) I really don't like the idea of non validating
        parsers having to report errors when a XML document is well
        formed but the xml:id is mis-used. I'd prefer that you say that
        non validating parsers may report errors and add a comment
        suggesting that they add properties to switch this error
        reporting on and off.
      * The fact that xml:id relies on the XML infoset restricts its
        scope to XML documents that are conform to namespaces in XML. Is
        that really needed? xml:space and xml:lang on one hand and DTD
        IDs on the other hand work for any XML document, why couldn't it
        be the case for xml:id?

Thanks for that spec,

Eric



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