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Re: [CSS21] Please endorse xml:id

From: Robin Berjon <robin.berjon@expway.fr>
Date: Thu, 30 Jun 2005 19:17:40 +0200
Message-ID: <42C42934.20509@expway.fr>
To: Laurens Holst <lholst@students.cs.uu.nl>
Cc: www-style@w3.org

Laurens Holst wrote:
> Robin Berjon wrote:
>> Norm's request is extremely reasonable, I would say even too much so.
>> The CSS spec already acknowledges the existences of implementations
>> applying it to specific tree technologies (not the christmas tree I'm
>> sorry to notice, but what the heck). All he said was *if* an
>> implementation applies CSS to XML, then it SHOULD (I would very
>> definitely say MUST), use xml:id.
> 
> If you changed that to "All he said was *if* an implementation applies 
> CSS to XML, *and* it supports xml:id, then it SHOULD (I would very 
> definitely say MUST), use xml:id." it would be acceptable, although 
> perhaps misplaced :).

That's like saying "if an implementation supports xml:id, then it must 
support xml:id". It has limited usefulness.

> However I agree that CSS has no say in whether an 
> XML application that supports CSS should also support xml:id or not, 
> just like it mustn’t specify that an HTML application must support the 
> class attribute.

Well, I guess if that's the thinking we'll have to look elsewhere than 
at the W3C for specifications that encourage interoperability instead of 
leaving things up to the monkeys that thought <FONT> was a good idea.

*sigh*

-- 
Robin Berjon
   Senior Research Scientist
   Expway, http://expway.com/
Received on Thursday, 30 June 2005 17:17:37 GMT

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