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Re: IDs - make them case sensitive

From: Tim Bray <tbray@textuality.com>
Date: Fri, 27 Jun 1997 11:35:13 -0700
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To: <ricko@allette.com.au>, <w3c-sgml-wg@w3.org>
At 04:24 AM 28/06/97 +1000, Rick Jelliffe wrote:
>> Why, historically, was the value of an ID restricted to Name?
>I think what you are saying is that names (e.g. IDs) should allow 
>the characters found in some other things that act like names, but
>perhaps don't look like them

No.  I'm happy with Names being names.  I'm wondering why the ID
attribute has a value that's a Name, as opposed to being CDATA with
the added proviso that it be unique. -T.
Received on Friday, 27 June 1997 14:37:18 UTC

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