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[closed] Re: Universal is not universal

From: Norman Walsh <Norman.Walsh@Sun.COM>
Date: Tue, 11 Jan 2005 14:06:30 -0500
To: Elliotte Harold <elharo@metalab.unc.edu>
Cc: public-xml-id@w3.org
Message-id: <87pt0b7pl5.fsf@nwalsh.com>
/ Elliotte Harold <elharo@metalab.unc.edu> was heard to say:
| The abstract states,
|
| This document defines the meaning of the attribute xml:id as a
| universal spelling for ID attributes in XML documents and defines
| processing of this attribute to identify IDs in the absence of
| validation, without fetching external resources, and without relying
| on an internal subset.
|
| To me the word "universal" implies that all ID attributes have this
| spelling; i.e. it's no longer acceptable to have id in XHTML, and so
| forth. I'm sure this wasn't the intent, and the sentence could be read
| otherwise. Nonetheless I suggest rewriting that sentence along these
| lines:

Good point

| This document defines the meaning of the attribute xml:id as an ID
| attribute in XML documents and defines processing of this attribute to
| identify IDs in the absence of validation, without fetching external
| resources, and without relying on an internal subset.

Done.

                                        Be seeing you,
                                          norm

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