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Re: 2. Effect of normalisation step on the DOM/Infoset

From: Elliotte Harold <elharo@metalab.unc.edu>
Date: Thu, 20 Jan 2005 11:09:48 -0500
Message-ID: <41EFD7CC.10609@metalab.unc.edu>
To: Norman Walsh <Norman.Walsh@Sun.COM>
CC: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>, public-xml-id@w3.org

Norman Walsh wrote:

> This issue already exists. Consider:
> <!DOCTYPE test SYSTEM "test.dtd">
> <test id=" test "/>

I think Ian's practical issue here is in web browser's with JavaScript 
and the like (Ian, please correct me if I'm misreading you.) In these 
cases I think there is no current issue. All such browsers, as far as 
I'm aware, do not read the external DTD subset, and therefore do not 
normalize this as an ID type attribute. If some web browsers start 
recognizing xml:id and others don't, then a problem arises.

Elliotte Rusty Harold  elharo@metalab.unc.edu
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