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Re: Requirement 5

From: Norman Walsh <Norman.Walsh@Sun.COM>
Date: Fri, 10 Jun 2005 12:57:11 -0400
To: Elliotte Harold <elharo@metalab.unc.edu>
Cc: public-xml-id@w3.org
Message-id: <87y89ikv4o.fsf@nwalsh.com>
/ Elliotte Harold <elharo@metalab.unc.edu> was heard to say:
| I am now making this a formal comment to which I would request a
| response during disposition of comments:
| Requirement 5 of" xml:id Requirements" states, "The solution must not
| inadvertently apply IDness to constructs which are intended not to have it."
| Placing the id attribute in the XML namespace, has the effect of
| inadvertently applying IDness to constructs which are intended not
| to have it through the intermediary of canonicalization. I therefore
| believe that the current draft of xml:id does not meet its stated
| requirements, and request that the working group revise the draft so
| that this requirement is satisfied before issuing it as a
| recommendation.

The working group has discussed this issue at great length. It remains
the opinion of the working group that the C14N consequence you
describe is a flaw in C14N and not a problem with the xml:id
specification. For this reason, among others, the WG has no plans to
change the spelling of "xml:id".

Please let us know if you are satisfied with this resolution.

                                        Be seeing you,

Norman.Walsh@Sun.COM / XML Standards Architect / Sun Microsystems, Inc.
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