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Re: ERB: decision and conundrum

From: Martin Bryan <mtbryan@sgml.u-net.com>
Date: Mon, 17 Mar 1997 10:56:55 +0000
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To: w3c-sgml-wg@w3.org
At 18:58 16/3/97 -0800, Tim Bray wrote:

>4. If the '#' is followed only by a string, then.... what?  This should
>   be an IDREF, right?  Maybe.  And if it is, how do you know how to find
>   ID attributes in an XML document out at the far end of a URL?  Can you
>   be sure of finding the appropriate declaration in the internal
>   DTD subset?  Can you be sure of finding the external subset?

If we are allowing #<tei> why not also allow #<id>?
Then we could reserve #CDATA to be used specifically to identify the name of
an anchor in an HTML file referenced from an XML file.
Martin Bryan, The SGML Centre, Churchdown, Glos. GL3 2PU, UK 
Phone/Fax: +44 1452 714029   WWW home page: http://www.sgml.u-net.com/
Received on Monday, 17 March 1997 05:58:58 UTC

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