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Subject: RE: [saml-dev] Constrain existing ID attributes?

> Couple questions that may help us (and others) respond:
> 1) I believe xsd:ID is free form but its char set is more 
> restricted than xsd:string?  How much more restricted is it?  
> (I know I could look this up!)

It's defined as a Name production in XML, I think. One obvious difference is that IDs can't start with a number.

> 2) Would this incompatibility have any practical impact to a 
> SAMLv1.0 implementation that does not perform schema validation?

Probably not, at least that I can imagine. I would "conform" in my validating implementation by changing my ID generator and
dropping the changed schema in. Minor patch.

-- Scott

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