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RE: [references] property fixup serious incompatibility

From: Jonathan Marsh <jmarsh@microsoft.com>
Date: Wed, 24 Jul 2002 09:21:35 -0700
Message-ID: <330564469BFEC046B84E591EB3D4D59C06F4144C@red-msg-08.redmond.corp.microsoft.com>
To: "Henry S. Thompson" <ht@cogsci.ed.ac.uk>, <www-xml-xinclude-comments@w3.org>

The Core WG has accepted your suggestion.  The [references] property
will have no value when duplicate IDs are present.  Thanks for bringing
this to our attention.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Henry S. Thompson [mailto:ht@cogsci.ed.ac.uk]
> Sent: Friday, July 19, 2002 6:32 AM
> To: www-xml-xinclude-comments@w3.org
> Subject: [references] property fixup serious incompatibility
> 
> 
> 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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