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Re: *Major* problem with xml:id in canonical XML

From: Daniel Veillard <veillard@redhat.com>
Date: Mon, 24 Jan 2005 16:48:22 -0500
To: Eric van der Vlist <vdv@dyomedea.com>
Cc: public-xml-id@w3.org
Message-ID: <20050124214819.GO8569@redhat.com>

On Mon, Jan 24, 2005 at 09:21:57PM +0100, Eric van der Vlist wrote:
> Le lundi 24 janvier 2005 à 15:01 -0500, Elliotte Harold a écrit :
> > Daniel Veillard wrote:
> > 
> > 
> > >   IMHO this should be raised as a bug in XML Canonicalization v 1.0
> > 
> > I'd call it a design flaw. At this point in time, I'm not sure we can 
> > get away with calling it a bug and issuing an erratum. 
> An other option, like with many bugs, is to call it a feature :-) ...
> For xml:id, that would mean using another namespace (and another prefix)
> than the XML namespace. Probably not ideal, but maybe an option to
> consider?

  Right, but this mean another set of magic strings. Anchoring the
namespace name in http://www.w3.org/ should allow to devise a unique
not yet used namespace name, what I would really miss is the ease to
spot and uniqueness of the "xml" prefix. That helps a lot at least for
human brain acceptance and visual recognition... the point is that nobody
could use "xml:id" for anything before and the meaning is kind of obvious
for most XML user.


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