[whatwg] Reserving "id" attribute values?

Anne van Kesteren annevk at opera.com
Tue May 19 04:33:54 PDT 2009

On Tue, 19 May 2009 03:20:49 +0200, Brett Zamir <brettz9 at yahoo.com> 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)?

Those are only validity requirements and only when DTDs are involved (and  
possibly XSD) so it doesn't really matter.

> Also, there is this minor errata:  
> http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/#refsCSS21 is broken  
> (in section 3.2)

References in general are not done yet. (Will be fixed in August or so per  
the issue tracker.)

Anne van Kesteren

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