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Re: Options for dealing with IDs

From: Tim Bray <tbray@textuality.com>
Date: Thu, 09 Jan 2003 10:40:13 -0800
Message-ID: <3E1DC20D.3060708@textuality.com>
To: "Bullard, Claude L (Len)" <clbullar@ingr.com>
Cc: Chris Lilley <chris@w3.org>, www-tag@w3.org

Bullard, Claude L (Len) wrote:
> Someone please explain why this isn't a realistic 
> option given an on-demand scenario.  If the DTD/Schema 
> were ALWAYS processed, I agree that is a bad thing.
> The one thing that jumps out at me is that requiring 
> a DTD or Schema just to get at ID declarations is 
> a heavy requirement given that the number of 
> applications that use IDs is large, so this 
> can in fact, become a virtual requirement to 
> always get the DTD/Schema.
> Is that it? 

Pretty well.  I lot of apps are just *not* gonna do it; but they still 
might like to know about IDs. -Tim
Received on Thursday, 9 January 2003 13:40:23 UTC

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