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Broad application of CSS hypertext pseudo-classes (as to SPARQL "link" elements)

From: Etan Wexler <ewexler@stickdog.com>
Date: Sat, 15 Oct 2005 00:27:52 -0400
Message-ID: <43508548.2060902@stickdog.com>
To: CSS specification-development list <www-style@w3.org>
CC: RDF DAWG comments list <public-rdf-dawg-comments@w3.org>

Bert Bos wrote to the comments list
(<mailto:public-rdf-dawg-comments@w3.org>) of the RDF Data Access
Working Group on 12 September 2005 in “Small comment on
rdf-sparql-xmlres and CSS styling” (<mid:200509121741.02820.bert@w3.org>,
<http://www.w3.org/mid/200509121741.02820.bert@w3.org>):

> It would be good if the spec mentioned that the <uri> element is to be 
> considered a "hyperlink source anchor"[1] for the purpose of styling it 
> with CSS. [...]
> 
> The same may apply to the <link> element, although I'm not sure it makes 
> sense to traverse that link. The spec seems to imply that <link> only 
> points to RDF data.
> 
> [1] 
> http://www.w3.org/TR/2005/WD-CSS21-20050613/selector.html#link-pseudo-classes

A “link” element (<http://www.w3.org/TR/rdf-sparql-XMLres/#head>) may
link to metadata of any type and format. Nothing in the specification
contradicts this potential.

But let us presume that every SPARQL “link” element will link only to
RDF/XML. Why, then, is it nonsensical to traverse the links?

If the DAWG adds passages concerning styling with CSS, one passage
should note the applicability of hypertext pseudo-classes to “link”
elements.

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Etan Wexler.
Received on Saturday, 15 October 2005 04:23:54 GMT

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