Re: Last call comments on XML Binding Language (XBL) 2.0

/ Ian Hickson <> was heard to say:
| On Wed, 14 Feb 2007, Norman Walsh wrote:
|> Apologies for the tardiness in sending these comments. The XML Core WG 
|> has reviewed XML Binding Language (XBL) 2.0 and offers the following two 
|> comments.
|> > 1.4.7. Extension Mechanisms
|> Section 1.4.7 speaks of the per-element partition of attribute names. 
|> This is, I think, a holdover from the first edition of Namespaces in 
|> XML. We suggest that it be updated to the terminology in the latest 
|> Namespaces REC.
| I couldn't work out exactly what the new terminology was from the 
| Namespces in XML spec, but I've tried to fix the spec. Please let me know 
| if it is acceptable.

Could you please remind me where the updated draft is located?

|> > 2.16. The id Attribute of XBL Elements
|> There is, of course, a historical preceding for naming attributes of 
|> type ID "id". However, we recommend that the attribute of type ID in XBL 
|> 2.0 be spelled "xml:id".
| I don't understand. Could you elaborate on why you recommend making the 
| attribute name longer?

Because it will allow XML processes to recognize that the attributes
are of type ID without relying on external information such as DTDs
and schemas. See

                                        Be seeing you,

Norman Walsh
XML Standards Architect
Sun Microsystems, Inc.

Received on Wednesday, 21 February 2007 19:45:28 UTC