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Re: [CSS21] Please endorse xml:id

From: Chris Lilley <chris@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 1 Jul 2005 18:52:57 +0200
Message-ID: <1193539997.20050701185257@w3.org>
To: Robin Berjon <robin.berjon@expway.fr>
Cc: www-style@w3.org

On Thursday, June 30, 2005, 7:14:57 PM, Robin wrote:

RB> Chris Lilley wrote:
>> AvK>  I know
>> AvK> there were plans for Opera 8, but it didn't make it. For Mozilla
>> AvK> there are also some unresolved issues that prevent developers from
>> AvK> implementing it.
>> Pointer to those unresolved issues? Are they specific to Mozilla, or
>> would they prevent others implementing xml:id?

RB> These two bugs have the details:

RB>    https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=275196
RB>    https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=258238

RB> It's clearly Mozilla-specific from the looks of it.

And the second of those bugs clearly needs a comment from you clearing
up some of the misinformation (DTD validity vs 'XML does not allow')
similar to your comments in the first bug.

OK so the issues there are

a) Mozilla code currently assumes that attributes of type ID cannot have
a namespace

b) performance concerns for scripting ('DHTML') and CSS selector
processing .

The second of those seems to mean that the code is performance optimised
so revisions need to be carefully looked at, rather than any inherent
performance issue in xml:id itself.

 Chris Lilley                    mailto:chris@w3.org
 Chair, W3C SVG Working Group
 W3C Graphics Activity Lead
Received on Friday, 1 July 2005 16:56:32 UTC

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