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Re: 4. ID assignment and the empty string

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Wed, 2 Feb 2005 23:45:44 +0000 (UTC)
To: Norman Walsh <Norman.Walsh@Sun.COM>
Cc: public-xml-id@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.61.0502022342560.28936@dhalsim.dreamhost.com>

On Wed, 2 Feb 2005, Norman Walsh wrote:
> 
> 1. Rather than speaking of "ID assignment", the specification now
> speaks of "ID type assignment": [...]
> 
> 2. We added a note to make it clear that application behavior (e.g.,
> whether or not the getElementById() function actually accepts the
> empty string as a legitimate value) is beyond the scope of this
> specification. [...]
> 
> Please let us know if this change satisfies your comment. (Our CR 
> decision call is tomorrow morning, so a prompt reply would be most 
> appreciated.)

This change does satisfy my concern, thanks!


>   Application-level processing of IDs, including which elements can
>   actually be addressed by which ID values, is beyond the scope of
>   this specification.

Just out of interest, which specification _does_ have this in scope?

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