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Re: CSS selectors and xml:id

From: Robin Berjon <robin.berjon@expway.fr>
Date: Thu, 28 Apr 2005 11:42:45 +0200
Message-ID: <4270B015.8090706@expway.fr>
To: Bert Bos <bert@w3.org>
Cc: Paul Grosso <pgrosso@arbortext.com>, www-style@w3.org, public-xml-core-wg@w3.org

Bert Bos wrote:
>>Specifically, would it make sense for the CSS specification 
>>to state explicitly that attributes named xml:id will be 
>>treated as IDs when styling XML documents?
> I think it is better to keep the language abstract, because there are
> no XML formats that allow xml:id yet, let alone formats that are
> supported by CSS UAs, so we won't be able to test such a statement.
> And that would keep CSS 2.1 from exiting CR.

SVG Mobile 1.2 explicitly requires xml:id support. This means that SVG 
1.2 UAs will support CSS styling of documents containing xml:id. I don't 
know if Batik already supports xml:id but I wouldn't be surprised if it 
did. There's also been discussion about this in Mozilla and it looked 
like xml:id would be going in.

Robin Berjon
   Research Scientist
   Expway, http://expway.com/
Received on Thursday, 28 April 2005 09:42:56 UTC

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