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Re: XLink 1.1 First PWD is out

From: Norman Walsh <Norman.Walsh@Sun.COM>
Date: Thu, 28 Apr 2005 17:03:41 -0400
To: public-xml-core-wg@w3.org
Message-id: <87is26mx5e.fsf@nwalsh.com>
/ Daniel Veillard <daniel@veillard.com> was heard to say:
| On Thu, Apr 28, 2005 at 05:36:55PM +0100, Henry S. Thompson wrote:
|> at http://www.w3.org/TR/xlink11/
|   Watching the limited quotes from http://www.ibiblio.org/xml/
|   1/ I'm relieved to not read xml-dev anymore
|   2/ I wonder if trying to please *anybody* about XLink is worthwhile
| Can someone remember me who we are doing that for ? I'm feeling nauseus
| already about it, I hope we have a good reason to reopen that mess.

In the modern world, it's not reasonable to expect the schema to
provide attribute defaulting for you (lots of stuff is sent around
only as WF XML, still other documents have multiple schemas, plus
there's no way to specify conditional defaults so you winde up with an
*enormous* number of unnecessary, defaulted attributes even when you
have them) so the fact that xlink:type="simple" is required for
conformance to XLink makes conformance impractical.

                                        Be seeing you,

Norman.Walsh@Sun.COM / XML Standards Architect / Sun Microsystems, Inc.
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