XSchema Spec Section 2.2, Draft 1

Simon St.Laurent SimonStL at classic.msn.com
Wed Jun 10 16:36:10 BST 1998

Chris Maden wrote:
>I believe XSC:id to be redundant; by default, an attribute is assumed
>to belong to the element on which it is found.  Attributes should only
>need qualification when they're somehow foreign to the element type,
>as global attributes (like xml:lang) are.

Do you mean that the namespace prefix XSC is redundant?  (I agree it probably 
is, though the namespaces spec uses QName in ATTLIST declarations.)  Or you 
mean that the whole id thing is pointless?  It's currently used for content 
models, not just attributes.

Simon St.Laurent
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