Tim Bray tbray at
Sun Mar 22 14:46:30 GMT 1998

At 12:59 PM 20/03/98, Peter Murray-Rust wrote:
>IDREF requires link integrity to be checked by the parser (validity failure
>is Draconian). 

Yes and no.  Yes, they're checked by the parser, no, validity errors
are not fatal.

>IDREF requires DTD information for its identification (though a consistent
>naming scheme might be valuable). XLL relies on hardcoded attribute names
>(though a DTD can be useful in supplying them).

That's the big problem.  We need a way for automatically spotting 
ID attributes. -Tim

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