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Proposal for resolving issue 163: attribute id not a real ID

From: Jacek Kopecky <jacek@systinet.com>
Date: Thu, 21 Mar 2002 04:45:15 +0100 (CET)
To: xml-dist-app@w3.org
cc: Asir S Vedamuthu <asirv@webmethods.com>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.44.0203210432050.14706-100000@mail.idoox.com>
 Hi everyone, 8-)
 the following is a proposal for resolving issue 163. The issue 

"The conclusion here is that multi-reference representation's
'id' attribute is not a real XML 1.0 ID. This means,
 (a) Implementations must use additional code to simulate XML 1.0
 (b) It fails to satisfy Usage Scenario S21 [5]. 'Cos,
implementations must parse the entire document to construct an id
and bearing element information item table."

 I propose that we close this issue because
 1) we have agreed in resolving issue 186 that we'll explicitly
define the uniqueness constraints on the attributes id and ref
(so yes, in implementations there will have to be code that
handles this), which makes us no longer dependent on XML Schema 
or DTD processing,
 2) point (b) is true for our ID as well as for the "real ID"  
and for every possibly-forward linking mechanism, and it is
therefore irrelevant to the issue of our ID not being a "real

 Share and enjoy,

                   Jacek Kopecky

                   Senior Architect, Systinet (formerly Idoox)
Received on Wednesday, 20 March 2002 22:45:18 UTC

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