Using ID's usefully ?

Paul Prescod paul at
Fri May 21 17:46:14 BST 1999

Winton Davies wrote:
> Thanks for getting this far! This is as trivial an example as I could
> make it - I hope the problem is clear: Principled re-use of ID's, and

Maybe you should say what you are trying to do at a higher level. ID's are
designed to mark an element in a document. Therefore reusing the ID is not
useful. If you want to "reuse" an element then you could express that with

<a><b><reference-to-c target="ABC"/></b></a>

<c id="ABC">

Your higher level code would have to implement the semantic of element

 Paul Prescod  - ISOGEN Consulting Engineer speaking for only himself

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