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Re: Trying to assess the depth of xml:id and c14n incompatibilities

From: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>
Date: Mon, 14 Feb 2005 18:58:42 +0100
To: Elliotte Harold <elharo@metalab.unc.edu>
Cc: www-tag@w3.org
Message-ID: <4218e4ea.271263812@smtp.bjoern.hoehrmann.de>

* Elliotte Harold wrote:
>Longer term, I do agree that it's time to deprecate canonical XML and 
>start moving the world to exclusive canonicalization or an alternate, 
>new algorithm that inherits xml:space, xml:lang, and namespaces declared 
>but not anything else (Semi-exclusive canonical XML?) but that's not 
>going to happen soon enough to rescue the current xml:id scheme.

If there is any reason to inherit xml:space and xml:lang in the first
place, you'd want to inherit new "inherited" xml:* attributes for the
same reason; depending on how important it is to inherit those, this
would require "updating" the algorithm whenever a new xml:* attribute
appears. That's undesirable and inheriting some inherited attributes
but not all of them is inconsistent, so inheriting xml:lang and xml:
space but not others does not really seem a good solution to me.
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