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[references] property fixup serious incompatibility

From: Henry S. Thompson <ht@cogsci.ed.ac.uk>
Date: 19 Jul 2002 14:32:12 +0100
To: www-xml-xinclude-comments@w3.org
Message-ID: <f5bd6tjzvvn.fsf@cogsci.ed.ac.uk>

I note with dismay that the XInclude CR draft specifies a _different_
algorithm for computing the [references] property of attributes
from the Infoset REC itself.

The Infoset REC is clear that duplicate IDs are _not_ available as
referents, and so an IDREF to such an ID has no [references] property.

The XInclude CR draft follows XPath 1.0 (but note _not_ XPath 2.0) and
_does_ give such IDREFs a [references] property, pointing to the host
of the first of the conflicting IDs.

I think this is a _serious_ bug and that XInclude should be brought in
to line with the Infoset REC.

ht
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