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RE: My opinion on the problem of identifying ID semantics

From: <David.Pawson@rnib.org.uk>
Date: Fri, 23 May 2003 08:16:51 +0100
Message-ID: <9B66BBD37D5DD411B8CE00508B69700F049E17F0@pborolocal.rnib.org.uk>
To: www-tag@w3.org
Cc: noah_mendelsohn@us.ibm.com

> From: noah_mendelsohn@us.ibm.com 

> I think there are two steps to be considered in any possible TAG 
> endorsement of xml:id.
> 1. Should W3C take steps to create a normative specification 
> for xml:id?
> 2. If so, what guidelines should be given for use of xml:id 
> in future W3C 
> recommendations, as well as in other (I.e. non-W3C) vocabularies?
> I think that answering #2 is useful in its own right, and is also 
> revealing of the underlying merits of doing xml:id at all.  

I liked Pauls proposal. 

If xml:id (or some other identifying method)
is documented in one rec, it may either be called up from, say, soap,
or overridden if appropriate if the WG can defend a position of not 
using it.
AFAIK no rec applies itself universally to all other recs?
I guess the id rec would have similar standing?

regards DaveP

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