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Re: 5. xml:id error processing being a "must"

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Thu, 20 Jan 2005 13:00:48 +0000 (UTC)
To: Norman Walsh <Norman.Walsh@Sun.COM>
Cc: public-xml-id@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.61.0501201259570.8099@dhalsim.dreamhost.com>

On Wed, 5 Jan 2005, Norman Walsh wrote:
> |
> | Should the spec say that xml:id errors MAY simply be ignored? In
> | effect, what's the point of the error checking? The following
> | document:
> |
> |    <test xml:id="!%&(@!"/>
> |
> | ...is well-formed, and MUST result in a document representation where
> | the element has the ID "!%&(@!", despite it being technically in
> | xml:id error.
> 
> I'm reluctant to allow general purpose xml:id processors, like my own
> SAX filter, to always ignore all errors and claim to be conformant.

Fair enough. I retract my comment.

I agree with this resolution.

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