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Re: externally-determined ID implementation experience?

From: Henry S. Thompson <ht@inf.ed.ac.uk>
Date: Wed, 19 May 2004 09:37:45 +0100
To: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
Cc: www-xml-linking-comments@w3.org
Message-ID: <f5b3c5wers6.fsf@erasmus.inf.ed.ac.uk>

Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org> writes:

> I just discovered
>
> "[Definition: An externally-determined ID is a string, representing an
> element identifier, whose value is determined by the application through
> mechanisms outside the scope of this specification.]"
> -- http://www.w3.org/TR/2003/REC-xptr-framework-20030325/#term-xdi
>
> I'd like to know about some examples that motivated
> that feature.

xml:id was already looming over the horizon at this point.

Also, strictly speaking an HTML app processing an XHTML document w/o a
DTD uses this clause

> Could you point me to an item in a test suite or an
> implementation report or whatever where implementation
> experience with this feature was demonstrated?

I'm not aware of any beyond XHTML-enabled browsers, see above.

ht
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