Re: [xml] libxml2, xpointer and incorrect ID names

On Mon, Sep 22, 2003 at 07:39:24PM +0400, Slava Kostin wrote:
<!DOCTYPE MyMessage [ <!ATTLIST MyTag id ID #REQUIRED > ]>

  <MyTag id="12345">
<Reference URI="#12345">...</Reference>

In other words, I have an element indefinier containing only numeric
symbols. I know that it is not allowed by standard. I think, that's
why libxml2 generates an error:

  Right. This is defined as an ID but doesn't follow the Name production

If I'm adding a first letter into attribute "id", libxml2 processes
XML successfully (but, of course, digest in that case does not match). 
Please, advice me, what can I do? How can I make libxml2 correctly
processing such documents?

  You must fix your document. You're asking for a non conformant behaviour
and libxml2 will not provide this, sorry, that's the only alternative.
Or don't use #12345 but use an xpointer() scheme looking for attribute
called id //MyTag[ id='12345'] , but libxml2 will not work with #12345


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