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Re: [XOM-interest] Non NCName IDs

From: Daniel Veillard <veillard@redhat.com>
Date: Tue, 21 Mar 2006 18:48:40 -0500
To: Richard Tobin <richard@inf.ed.ac.uk>
Cc: Elliotte Harold <elharo@metalab.unc.edu>, Michael Kay <mike@saxonica.com>, public-xml-id@w3.org, "'xom-interest'" <xom-interest@lists.ibiblio.org>, "'Wolfgang Hoschek'" <whoschek@lbl.gov>
Message-ID: <20060321234840.GD3956@redhat.com>

On Tue, Mar 21, 2006 at 11:40:21PM +0000, Richard Tobin wrote:
> > Even so the test suite suggests the ID should be registered.
> I'm not sure what you mean by "registered".  If you mean recognised as
> an ID and normalised as one, then yes.  This is (by design) the same
> as for an ID attribute declared in a DTD: validity does not affect
> normalisation or type assignment.

  And that's how we end up with software expecting id('1234') or 
id('foo bar') to work in XPath. I still think it's a disaster to
let this go though while we had the opportunity to block it and
force the cleanup for xml:id


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