XSchema 1.0 proposals, preparing the ground

John Cowan cowan at locke.ccil.org
Tue Jul 7 20:21:33 BST 1998

Simon St.Laurent wrote:

> This hasn't been implemented; discussion on it never really took off.  It's a
> fairly trivial piece to add. I worry that having both an ID and a name may
> seem confusing, and may be unnecessary since you can refer to pieces through
> XPointer by element type/attribute value and not just ID.

ID/IDREF is more lightweight than full XPointers even though it is
(nearly) subsumed by them (the difference being that an HREF must
begin with "#" or "|" whereas an IDREF may not).  I think it's worth
making it easy to use the simpler system.

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