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Re: [Moderator Action] id attributes, namespaces and possible coding errors

From: Thierry Michel <tmichel@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 3 Sep 2002 18:15:37 +0200
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To: <AndrewWatt2001@aol.com>, <www-forms@w3.org>, <www-forms-editor@w3.org>

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From: <AndrewWatt2001@aol.com>
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Sent: Thursday, August 29, 2002 4:41 PM
Subject: [Moderator Action] id attributes, namespaces and possible coding

> It seems to me, if I understand the current WD correctly, that more than
> example contains coding errors relating to id attributes.
> If I am reading the WD correctly then id attributes are subsumed into
> "Common" attributes described in 3.2.1 and which are provided by host
> languages, according to 3.2.1.
> If the host languages provide these id attributes (the WD doesn't quite
> that, but refers to attributes of type xsd:ID) then are those id
> in the namespace of the host language?
> It seems, to me at least, reasonable that they are.
> However, coding examples such as the example in Chapter 2.1 show id
> attributes with no namespace prefix. ... Quite reasonably a reader would
> assume that the id attributes belong (natively?) to the XForms element on
> which they are situated.
> Should the example in 2.1 (and other similar examples) more correctly show
> html:id attributes or svg:id attributes - since 3.2.1 states that the type
> xsd:ID attributes come from the host language?
> Am I totally misunderstanding this?
> What is the point of this seeming complexity? Why not much more simply
> some/all XForms elements to have an id attribute?
> Andrew Watt
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