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Re: Options for dealing with IDs

From: Paul Grosso <pgrosso@arbortext.com>
Date: Tue, 07 Jan 2003 15:33:56 -0600
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To: www-tag@w3.org

At 19:27 2003 01 07 +0100, Chris Lilley wrote:

>  As requested by Dave Orchard, a listing of the options for dealing
>  with IDs.
>
>  1) Require DTD validation of all instances.
>
>  2) Steal all attributes of name id in the per-element partition
>  Declare retrospectively that all attributes whose name is 'id' are of
>  type ID because this is common practice anyway.
>
>  3) Steal undeclared attributes of name id
>
>  4) Add a predeclared id attribute to the xml namespace
>
>  5) Add an inline, per-instance ID declaration method
>
>  6) Add an inline, per subtree ID declaration method
>  

How do any of options 2-6 identify attributes of type IDREF?

And how does any of this make much sense without that?

paul
Received on Tuesday, 7 January 2003 16:35:39 GMT

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