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Re: aliases for elements

From: Al Gilman <Alfred.S.Gilman@IEEE.org>
Date: Thu, 10 Aug 2006 15:50:28 -0400
Message-Id: <p0611041ec1013ce8d0af@[]>
To: "Jim Jewett" <jimjjewett@gmail.com>
Cc: XHTML-Liste <www-html@w3.org>

At 11:00 AM -0400 8/10/06, Jim Jewett wrote:
>The current draft offers both id and xml:id, but says not to use both ...
>Is there any way for an xml module to alias or import an element, so
>that the unnamespaced version (or the version in its own namespace) is
>seen as equivalent to a specified element from elsewhere?

I think the answer is that you can.

For expert advice on how; and perhaps when to do this and when not to
do it, you might try to wake up the list at


For an idea of what they are about, you could browse


.. first, if you wish.


PS: basic how-to-join etc. is findable from


>id is the obvious justification, but xml:base and xml:lang are also
>fairly common, and I think it might help to resolve some of the
>problems with xlink and xinclude.
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