[whatwg] id and xml:id

Henri Sivonen hsivonen at iki.fi
Tue Apr 4 08:07:04 PDT 2006

On Apr 3, 2006, at 18:37, Henri Sivonen wrote:

> I spent quite a while today verifying (by implementing a more  
> permissive ID datatype library) that James Clark's Jing agrees with  
> my reading of the spec.

In case anyone is interested in playing with it, the datatype library  
(with source; MIT/expat license) is available from

The namespace is

The local names are ID, IDREF and IDREFS.

The jar is deployable by simply putting it in the CLASSPATH, but  
beware of the -jar switch which ignores the external CLASSPATH.

(Disclaimer: The datatype library is designed for diagnosing how a  
RELAX NG implementation works. It should not be used without  
modification in a production system. It prints to System.out and  
probably has slightly broken equality testing behavior.)

Henri Sivonen
hsivonen at iki.fi

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