Re: [CSS21] Please endorse xml:id

/ Ian Hickson <> was heard to say:
| On Fri, 24 Jun 2005, Norman Walsh wrote:
|> I think it would be of benefit to the community if the CSS 2.1 draft 
|> suggested that implementations of CSS 2.1 applied to XML documents 
|> <rfc2119>should</rfc2119> support the xml:id specification.
| It's not appropriate for a spec to take positions on other technologies. 

Huh? Specifications establish dependencies all the time.

| Technologies should succeed or fail on their own merits, not because they 
| were dragged kicking and screaming into implementations by virtue of other 
| specs requiring them.

Who's doing the dragging and who's doing the kicking and screaming,

| In any case, it makes no difference what we require. Implementators ignore 
| this kind of requirement if it isn't in line with what they want to 
| implement. To exit CR we need to show two interoperable implementations; 
| we'd just end up dropping any requirement like this that wasn't met. And 
| that begs the question: why have such requirements in the first place?

I believe it would improve interoperability, you appear to believe that
it would not. *Shrug*

                                        Be seeing you,

Norman.Walsh@Sun.COM / XML Standards Architect / Sun Microsystems, Inc.
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