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Re: 2. Effect of normalisation step on the DOM/Infoset

From: Chris Lilley <chris@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 20 Jan 2005 21:10:50 +0100
Message-ID: <52609573.20050120211050@w3.org>
To: Daniel Veillard <veillard@redhat.com>
Cc: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>, Norman Walsh <Norman.Walsh@Sun.COM>, public-xml-id@w3.org

On Thursday, January 20, 2005, 8:49:04 PM, Daniel wrote:

DV> On Thu, Jan 20, 2005 at 04:52:52PM +0000, Ian Hickson wrote:
>> No. IMHO, specifications adding layers on top of the XML specification
>> should never change the infoset/DOM representation, only augment it.

I agree with that in general (eg for schema languages), but not in this
specific case.

DV>   I read that as being against the goal of the xml:id spec which is
DV> specifically to force these (reserved so far) attributes to be of type
DV> ID at the infoset level in the absence of DTD.

Yes. The goal is to more closely describe the process of ID assignment,
clearly separate it from validation, and provide more interop between ID
assignment resulting from DTD use and ID assignment resulting from
schemas. It then ads a third way, reserved attribute, which has a very
small and highly focused validation component.

 Chris Lilley                    mailto:chris@w3.org
 Chair, W3C SVG Working Group
 Member, W3C Technical Architecture Group
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