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RE: xmlIDsemantics reference to xsi:type

From: Dare Obasanjo <dareo@microsoft.com>
Date: Tue, 17 Jun 2003 08:33:16 -0700
Message-ID: <B885BEDCB3664E4AB1C72F1D85CB29F806D18FDD@RED-MSG-10.redmond.corp.microsoft.com>
To: "Robin Berjon" <robin.berjon@expway.fr>, "Glenn A. Adams" <glenn@xfsi.com>
Cc: <www-tag@w3.org>

> -----Original Message-----
> From: www-tag-request@w3.org [mailto:www-tag-request@w3.org] 
> On Behalf Of Robin Berjon
> Sent: Tuesday, June 17, 2003 6:56 AM
> To: Glenn A. Adams
> Cc: www-tag@w3.org
> Subject: Re: xmlIDsemantics reference to xsi:type

> > [1] http://www.w3.org/2001/tag/doc/xmlIDsemantics-32.html
> It's unclear to me what creative uses of xsi:type could do 
> here. Last I checked xsi:type couldn't give types (such as 
> xsd:ID) to attributes. It could give an element a type that 
> itself has an attribute of type xsd:ID, but I fail to see how 
> that would alleviate using a schema, since the type would 
> have to be known somewhat. Am I missing something?

xsi:type can give types to elements which can be typed as instances of
xs:ID or xs:IDREF. There is language in the REC discouraging people from
doing this since it is not compatible with DTD functionality. 

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