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Subject: CONREF vs. XInclude in 1.1

Another 1.1 discussion should be whether to keep the current conref= 
mechanism or move to a more XInclude-like approach that would 
essentially be a specialization of xi:include (which could still allow a 
single element type to act as either a normal element or a 

I don't think that it would be appropriate or useful to just use 
unspecialized xi:include because it fails to satisfy a number of 
important authoring requirements, most of which the current conref= 
mechanism does satisfy (such as being able to constrain where a given 
reference to a specific element type is allowed to occur via a DTD or 


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