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SVGElement::id attribuite; guaranteeing unique IDs

From: Blaine Brodie <bbrodie@savagesoftware.com>
Date: Wed, 07 Feb 2001 13:38:40 -0800
Message-id: <fc.0085846d0002c9280085846d0002c8ba.2c929@savagesoftware.com>
To: www-svg@w3.org
According to the most recent spec, the id attribute on SVGElement is
supposed to be unique.  However, the only exception thrown when setting id
is a DOMException if the SVGElement is read-only. This makes it difficult
to build a mechanism to ensure unique ids.  Would it be possible to add
some extra exception handling to the spec to facilitate dealing with this?

Steven Dickson,                        Phone:  +1 (604) 684 7793 x102
Software Devoper,                   Fax: +1 (604) 684 0298 
Savage Software,                    sdickson@savagesoftware.com
Vancouver, BC, CANADA
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