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Re: XLink 1.1 First PWD is out

From: Daniel Veillard <daniel@veillard.com>
Date: Fri, 29 Apr 2005 00:26:33 +0200
To: Norman Walsh <Norman.Walsh@Sun.COM>
Cc: public-xml-core-wg@w3.org
Message-ID: <20050428222633.GD20362@daniel.veillard.com>

On Thu, Apr 28, 2005 at 05:03:41PM -0400, Norman Walsh wrote:
> / 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.

Okay, but we also expected xmlns:xlink="..." to be DTD defaulted IIRC,
though a single occurence is usually sufficient so it's less of a problem
I suppose.

Daniel

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