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[whatwg] Reserving "id" attribute values?

From: Giovanni Campagna <scampa.giovanni@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 10 Jun 2009 14:09:45 +0200
Message-ID: <65307430906100509q23f52ae1o44413ffc6fe32b44@mail.gmail.com>
2009/6/10 Ian Hickson <ian at hixie.ch>:
> On Tue, 19 May 2009, Brett Zamir wrote:
>>
>> In order to comply with XML ID requirements in XML, and facilitate
>> future transitions to XML, can HTML 5 explicitly encourage id attribute
>> values to follow this pattern (e.g., disallowing numbers for the
>> starting character)?
>
> Why can't we just change the XML ID requirements in XML to be less strict?

Because you are not part of the XMLCore WG, because XML is a
Recommendation and because ID has been a Name from the very beginning
of SGML. If something should be changed, it is the HTML5 draft.
Naturally it should be only an author conformance requirement.

>
>> Also, there is this minor errata:
>> http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/#refsCSS21 is broken
>> (in section 3.2)
>
> I haven't done any references yet; I'll probably get to them in a couple
> of months.
>
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Giovanni
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