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Re: [CSS21] Please endorse xml:id

From: Orion Adrian <orion.adrian@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 1 Jul 2005 11:05:10 -0400
Message-ID: <abd6c80105070108053587a9b7@mail.gmail.com>
To: www-style@w3.org

On 7/1/05, Norman Walsh <Norman.Walsh@sun.com> wrote:
> / Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch> was heard to say:
> | I haven't yet seen any technical reason for requiring xml:id support of
> | CSS implementations. It doesn't improve _CSS_ implementations at all.
> If vendor A has a CSS-for-XML product that supports xml:id and vendor
> B has a CSS-for-XML product that does not, then id selectors for
> well-formed XML documents are not interoperable across those products.
> I think that qualifies as an area where the CSS implementations could
> be improved.
> I had imagined that if the CSS spec said that it would be a good idea
> for CSS-for-XML products to support xml:id, then such interoperability
> problems could be avoided.
> CSS implementors tell me I am mistaken. Fine.
> Chris asked me to make a comment along these lines in response to an
> email exchange that we had on the public-xml-id comments list. I have
> done so. I gather that the CSS WG's consensus is to reject the
> comment. I have neither the energy nor the inclination to pursue this
> further so, if and when you do reject the comment, you may record, as
> a matter of process, that I am satisfied with that resolution.
> | Consider this: Would your working group put a requirement in the xml:id
> | spec saying that xml:id implementations that had rendering components were
> | required to support CSS?
> CSS makes explicit reference to XML IDs and consequently I think it
> should recommend support for xml:id. If xml:id made explicit reference
> to styling, I believe I'd be entirely comfortable saying that CSS
> should be supported.

Isn't this an XML issue? Shouldn't XML be saying that it requires
xml:id? and that it is of type ID?

Orion Adrian
Received on Friday, 1 July 2005 15:05:15 UTC

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