[whatwg] Reserving "id" attribute values?

Giovanni Campagna scampa.giovanni at gmail.com
Wed Jun 10 05:09:45 PDT 2009

2009/6/10 Ian Hickson <ian at hixie.ch>:
> On Tue, 19 May 2009, Brett Zamir wrote:
>> In order to comply with XML ID requirements in XML, and facilitate
>> future transitions to XML, can HTML 5 explicitly encourage id attribute
>> values to follow this pattern (e.g., disallowing numbers for the
>> starting character)?
> Why can't we just change the XML ID requirements in XML to be less strict?

Because you are not part of the XMLCore WG, because XML is a
Recommendation and because ID has been a Name from the very beginning
of SGML. If something should be changed, it is the HTML5 draft.
Naturally it should be only an author conformance requirement.

>> Also, there is this minor errata:
>> http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/#refsCSS21 is broken
>> (in section 3.2)
> I haven't done any references yet; I'll probably get to them in a couple
> of months.
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