[whatwg] id and xml:id

Henri Sivonen hsivonen at iki.fi
Sun Apr 2 12:53:14 PDT 2006

On Apr 2, 2006, at 19:26, Anne van Kesteren wrote:

> I agree. Note also that the repetition template also allows for  
> characters that
> are compatible with XML ID. Of course, this is only for valid  
> documents... All
> things should still be defined in a way that they take into account  
> invalid,
> yet well-formed, documents as well. (And HTML documents...)

I am interested in conforming DTD-invalid well-formed XHTML documents  
and conforming HTML documents. I think that whatever is allowed as an  
id attribute value in conforming HTML documents should also be  
conforming as a value of an id attribute in XHTML (but not  
necessarily conforming as an xml:id value) in order to allow XHTML- 
serializability of conforming HTML docs.

(I am not interested in DTD-valid documents. I consider DTDs harmful.)

Henri Sivonen
hsivonen at iki.fi

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