Validating IDREFS...

Michael Kay M.H.Kay at
Tue Sep 1 10:39:37 BST 1998

>The whole point of ID and IDREF is to have a simple
>link, so that documents that have non-hierarchical natural
>can be fitted into SGML/XML hierarchies

Indeed so. And the real difficulty with them is not the
inconvenience to parser writers, but the fact that they are
incompatible with XPointer.

Mike Kay

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