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Re: NAME and ID attribute types content model

From: Christian Rémillard <christian.remillard@umontreal.ca>
Date: Wed, 19 Dec 2001 10:11:33 -0500
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To: www-validator@w3.org

>The validator does catch this
>valid   - <a name="1234">
>invalid - <meta name="1234" content="some numbers">
>Confusing, no doubt, to have an attribute "name" which is defined as
>being of type CDATA when it must share the same name space as another
>attribute "id" which is defined as being of type ID. Made more so by
>there being a data type NAME defined the same as ID.

Confusing indeed. But with your help it turned out to be clear.


Christian Rémillard
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