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Re: Anchors Aweigh

From: Gavin Nicol <gtn@ebt.com>
Date: Mon, 30 Dec 1996 07:56:50 -0500
Message-Id: <199612301256.HAA02460@nathaniel.ebt>
To: cbullard@hiwaay.net
CC: dgd@cs.bu.edu, w3c-sgml-wg@www10.w3.org
Len writes:

>> I never said I saw a set of IDL interfaces as being a the desired
>> output from this WG, and ideed, even quired whether it was in our
>> charter to do anything about semantic definition.
>
>I will be interested to see if we can avoid it forever.
>A <a href= has a behavior (goto).  A target= is behavior (get/put).
>No stylesheet is involved.  An <embed is a behavior, etc.
>Agreed these are a particular application's behavior, but 
>they are the common things done with links and what any 
>Web user will expect to do with XML links.

This is actually a very important point, and one that you repeat a
number of times in various forms. 

My personal view is that a link definition is just the same as any
other data until interpreted, and that we can separate definition and
definition of interpretation.
Received on Monday, 30 December 1996 07:59:30 EST

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