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[Bug 3320] Using IDs for nodes instead of / in addition to XPath

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Date: Wed, 07 Jun 2006 05:55:20 +0000
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           Summary: Using IDs for nodes instead of / in addition to XPath
           Product: ITS
           Version: WorkingDraft
          Platform: PC
        OS/Version: Windows XP
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: ITS tagset
        AssignedTo: fsasaki@w3.org
        ReportedBy: fsasaki@w3.org
         QAContact: public-i18n-its@w3.org

See comments from at Daniel Glazman and Werner Donne at

[[Daniel Glazman (invited expert in the CSS working group): "Why don't
you use IDs for elements (and keys for attributes), instead of the -
computationally expensive - XPath?"
My reply was: It would be good to do that, but you can do it only if you
have control over the whole data in the localization workflow. I heard a
similar comment from Iris Orris (Microsoft) at the Unicode conference,
but it seems to me this scenario works only for data inside big corporates.

- Werner Donne gave a talk on "Managing Multilingual Legislation With
XML", see http://xtech06.usefulinc.com/schedule/detail/17
 . In his approach, he added "metadata" about versioning into XML
documents. The meta data was used for alignment of EC documents. Werner
said the ITS approach of global rules seems promising for such
versioning, since it has no or limited impact on the document(s). One
potential issue he saw (again, see Daniel above) was the computational
cost of XPath for large documents.]]
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