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Re: [CDR] Multiple Child Documents?

From: Svante Schubert <Svante.Schubert@Sun.COM>
Date: Tue, 03 Oct 2006 14:47:13 +0200
To: public-cdf@w3.org, ian@hixie.ch
Cc: dbaron@dbaron.org, codedread@gmail.com
Message-id: <45225BD1.60801@sun.com>

Hi Ian.

Some comments on your reply.
> On Tue, 31 Jan 2006, L. David Baron wrote:
> >
> > On Monday 2006-01-30 13:00 -0600, Jeff Schiller wrote:
> > > Section 2.1.3 - is there any possibility that a single element could
> > > reference MULTIPLE documents?  Personally, I couldn't think of any
> > > examples, but what about future languages?  I certainly think this
> > > COULD be a possibility for other (possibly future) specifications.  
> > > Maybe you should adjust the interface to allow multiple children?
> > 
> > The working group discussed this during our meeting today.  No languages
> > that we know of allow this or are planning to.
>
> HTML4's <img> element (src and longdesc) is one example that comes to 
> mind. There are others.
>   
You are right on this. It is possible to reference from HTML to multiple 
documents.
This behavior is well defined in the HTML spec and as WICD core define 
external documents only by the OBJECT element this scenario is not in 
our scope.
Therefore we do not specify to reference multiple documents by a single 
document.

Svante.
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