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Re: CSS selectors and xml:id

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Mon, 9 May 2005 12:49:37 +0000 (UTC)
To: Chris Lilley <chris@w3.org>
Cc: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>, www-style@w3.org, public-xml-core-wg@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.61.0505091248340.17216@dhalsim.dreamhost.com>

On Mon, 9 May 2005, Chris Lilley wrote:
> 
> BH> Could you propose text that should be added?
> 
> If an implementation supports CSS 2.1 and also supports xml:id, then the
> xml:id attribute must be treated as an ID for the purposes of CSS
> selector processing.

This would be very bad because it would leave other ID-based APIs (such as 
getElementById) ignorant of xml:id.

Fix the problem at the source, not at the symptom.

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