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Re: Change namespace of xml:id

From: Norman Walsh <Norman.Walsh@Sun.COM>
Date: Tue, 08 Feb 2005 10:12:14 -0500
To: Elliotte Harold <elharo@metalab.unc.edu>
Cc: John Boyer <JBoyer@PureEdge.com>, Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>, public-xml-id@w3.org
Message-id: <87wttj6q7l.fsf@nwalsh.com>
/ Elliotte Harold <elharo@metalab.unc.edu> was heard to say:
| John Boyer wrote:
|
|> Or, more appropriately, use Bert's suggestion of the
|> prefix xmlid, which would then be bound to a *different*
|> URI than the one associated with XML 1.0.
|
| Actually, I thought the suggestion was
| to use "xmlid" as the *name*, not the
| prefix. I sort of like that idea.

FWIW, I don't. There's a precedent for using xml: (xml:base, xml:lang,
xml:space). There's no precedent (that I can think of) for taking advantage
of the fact that XML reserves names beginning xml (except maybe
xml-stylesheet).

| Simple, straight-forward, and doesn't
| break anything else I can think of.

Except user expectations. I think users would find the unqualified
attribute name "xmlid" more confusing than "xml:id".

                                        Be seeing you,
                                          norm

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