XSchema: existing ID attributes considered harmful (was: XSchema Spec Section 2.2, Draft 1)

Paul Prescod papresco at technologist.com
Mon Jun 15 21:22:09 BST 1998

On Mon, 15 Jun 1998, John Cowan wrote:

> However, consider an extension to XSchema syntax that allowed one
> to tag (with ID attributes) various XSchema elements and then to
> refer to them using empty XLink elements.
> In aid of this, I am PROPOSING that we not use any ID attributes
> in XSchema 1.0; change the "id ID #REQUIRED" attributes in ElementDecl
> elements to "name NMTOKEN #REQUIRED" instead.  That will allow us
> to reserved XML IDs for structure-sharing.

I like this idea.

 Paul Prescod

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