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RE: Options for dealing with IDs

From: Bullard, Claude L (Len) <clbullar@ingr.com>
Date: Wed, 22 Jan 2003 11:20:43 -0600
Message-ID: <15725CF6AFE2F34DB8A5B4770B7334EEEACE44@hq1.pcmail.ingr.com>
To: "'Steven Pemberton'" <Steven.Pemberton@cwi.nl>, "'www-tag@w3.org'" <www-tag@w3.org>

Right.  As discussed, a way well-formed only 
documents can work for multi-document composition 
by adding more properties to the xml: namespace 
which is essentially, the fixed properties of 
the XML processor.  That may not sit well 
with some, but it is the price of overcoming 
well-formedness limits with regards to declaring 
system-wide properties.

It is practical to acknowledge that data can never 
be completely separated from processing meaningfully.


From: Steven Pemberton [mailto:Steven.Pemberton@cwi.nl]

XML wasn't really designed with composability in mind, and
in the XForms group we are particularly feeling this, because XForms are
compositions of several XML documents. You can't just paste an XML document
into the middle of another, you have to do all sorts of other things too;
since an embedded document can't have an XML prolog, you have problems with,
principally for the XForms group, identifying attributes of type ID.
Received on Wednesday, 22 January 2003 12:21:18 UTC

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