RE: id() questions

Subject: RE: id() questions
From: David Schach <davidsch@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 11 Feb 1999 15:06:39 -0800
Microsoft's XSL implementation doesn't support xsl:id.  We feel that id
definition should be left to the DTD or schema and XSL should just use it if
its there. IE5 supports xsl:entity-ref keyword but it is used to generate
entity references in the output.  See for more

-----Original Message-----
From: Scott Ferguson [mailto:ferg@xxxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Thursday, February 11, 1999 2:58 PM
To: xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: RE: id() questions

Thanks, David.

Another clarification question on IDs.  If the DTD is available for the
XML document and the stylesheet has an xsl:id, does the DTD override the

This is related a question I have about entity references (oh, no, not
again!).  Because external entity references must be expanded, an XSL
processor must read in any external DTD.  Is the treatment of IDs
consistent with the treatment of external entity references?  IDs can
work without finding and parsing an external DTD, but entity references
must be expanded.  To be consistent, XSL might have an
  <xsl:entity name=foo>bar</xsl:entity>

An entirely appropriate response to my second question is, "Go away.
We're not going to deal with entity-references until 2.0"

-- Scott

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