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DRAFT #2: Transition Request: PR Request for XLink 1.1

From: Grosso, Paul <pgrosso@ptc.com>
Date: Wed, 10 Feb 2010 14:25:39 -0500
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Here is my second draft PR transition request for XLink 1.1.

fwiw, the first was last March:

I note the AC-meeting-related publication moratorium is March 17-25.

I'm hereby suggesting a PR publication date of February 25 (a Thursday)
under the assumption that we will be able to get a transition telcon
sometime before then.  I am then suggesting a review end period of
March 31 (the Wednesday after the AC meeting week).

Norm, please use my SotD wording below to update the document's
status.  At the same time, please set up the document to reflect
a February 25 publication date.  Also please make sure the XML
has a stylesheet PI that references an appropriate stylesheet.

Henry, please sanity check this and express your explicit approval
(or suggested amendments).



The XML Core WG requests transition of 
 XML Linking Language (XLink) Version 1.1
available at
to a Proposed Recommendation.  

The URL cited above is for the most recent Member-only 
version of the specification as of @@ February 2010 but   
dated 25 February 2010 in anticipation of publication then. 

That directory is set up to be published by moving it to

The XLink 1.1 specification had been published on 31 March 2008 
at http://www.w3.org/TR/2008/WD-xlink11-20080331/
as a second Last Call.  The LC review period ended 16 May 2008.

The LC comments have been considered and resolved, a notification
of the resolution sent to every commentor, and acceptance of the
resolution by each commentor recorded in the DoC at

The XLink 1.1 specification had previously been published 
on 28 March 2006 
at http://www.w3.org/TR/2006/CR-xlink11-20060328/
as a Candidate Recommendation.  
As indicated in the Implementation Report at
the implementation feedback
was positive, but we decided to go back to LC to incorporate
references to the LEIRI WG Note at

Because of the previous successful CR and as announced at
the XML Core WG is, at this time, requesting a transition
directly to PR.

Several review version with changes highlighted are available
as referenced in the "This document is also available in these 
non-normative formats" section of the latest draft document.

There have been no changes in patent disclosures since LC:
(there are no disclosures).

The WG's decision to request transition to Proposed 
Recommendation was taken during a teleconference on 
10 February 2010 whose minutes may be found at


We propose a publication date of 25 February 2010.


There is an Implementation Report at


XML Linking Language (XLink) Version 1.1

This specification defines the XML Linking Language (XLink) Version 1.1,
which allows elements to be inserted into XML documents in order to
create and describe links between resources. It uses XML syntax to
create structures that can describe links similar to the simple
unidirectional hyperlinks of today's HTML, as well as more sophisticated

Status of this Document
This section describes the status of this document at the time of its
publication. Other documents may supersede this document. A list of
current W3C publications and the latest revision of this technical
report can be found in the W3C technical reports index at

This is a Proposed Recommendation for review by W3C members and other
interested parties. This document is a product of the XML Core Working
Group as part of the W3C XML Activity. The English version of this
specification is the only normative version. However, for translations
of this document, see

Though the previous version of this document was a Last Call Working
Draft, there was an earlier Candidate Recommendation version of this
document that has already resulting in successful implementation
feedback. Given that the changes to this draft do not affect the
validity of that earlier implementation feedback, the Working Group is
now publishing this version as a Proposed Recommendation.

W3C Advisory Committee Representatives are invited to submit their
formal review per the instructions in the Call for Review (see Advisory
Committee questionnaires). The review period ends on 31 March  2010.
Members of the public are also invited to send comments on this Proposed
Recommendation to the public email list www-xml-linking-comments@w3.org
(archive at

This specification implements all of the XLink 1.1 requirements
documented in [Extending XLink 1.0]. These changes make XLink more
useful in the places where it is already being used and make it
practical in a variety of similar vocabularies.

Publication as a Proposed Recommendation does not imply endorsement by
the W3C Membership. This is a draft document and may be updated,
replaced or obsoleted by other documents at any time. It is
inappropriate to cite this document as other than work in progress.

This document was produced by a group operating under the 5 February
2004 W3C Patent Policy. W3C maintains a public list of any patent
disclosures made in connection with the deliverables of the group; that
page also includes instructions for disclosing a patent. An individual
who has actual knowledge of a patent which the individual believes
contains Essential Claim(s) must disclose the information in accordance
with section 6 of the W3C Patent Policy.

Paul Grosso and Norman Walsh, chairs of the XML Core WG. 
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