[Standards] References and XHTML-IM interoperability

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at stpeter.im
Fri Dec 2 18:22:52 UTC 2016

On 12/2/16 8:48 AM, Kevin Smith wrote:
> On 2 Dec 2016, at 15:44, Tobias M <tmarkmann at googlemail.com
> <mailto:tmarkmann at googlemail.com>> wrote:
>>> On 2 Dec 2016, at 16:39, Kevin Smith <kevin.smith at isode.com
>>> <mailto:kevin.smith at isode.com>> wrote:
>>> They’re long and (as far as I can see at the moment) unnecessary when
>>> a simple per-stanza counter would suffice - only uniqueness within a
>>> stanza is needed, not globally, isn’t it?
>> As far as I know, technically an XML ID value needs to be unique in
>> the whole document, and for the XMPP case the document is the XMPP
>> stream/session. Using UUIDs would avoid having to go over and reassign
>> IDs when attaching one message to another, etc.
> Oh, you meant a literal ‘id’. That’s easily avoidable just by using a
> different attribute :)

IMHO this is exactly why 'id' was invented. :-)

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