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Re: 3.1 b-h: BEHAVIOR

From: Tim Bray <tbray@textuality.com>
Date: Sun, 02 Mar 1997 12:01:32 -0800
Message-Id: <3.0.32.19970302101519.00db5648@pop.intergate.bc.ca>
To: w3c-sgml-wg@w3.org
At 03:23 PM 02/03/97 +0700, James Clark wrote:
>I have two problems with this:
>- I'm not convinced that all combinations of SHOW and ACTUATE make sense,
>for example, SHOW=REPLACE ACTUATE=AUTO.

I agree that this combination may not be useful, but it does "make
sense" in that it's clean & clear what it means; as soon as you hit
this link, traverse it and replace the current doc with the results.
Actually, it might have a use - sort of a user-controlled redirect;
consider what happens if you replace a document on the web with

<title>go to new location</title>
<a XML-LINK="LINK" SHOW="REPLACE" ACTUATE="AUTO"
 HREF="http://new.com/new-location-of-this-doc.html">

>- I think PUSH is on a slightly different axis....
>  PUSH seems to be saying something about the volatility
>of resource which is a different issue from what the appropriate behaviour
>is for links to the resource.

I agree; I would be happy either to lose PUSH or to put it on a
separate axis named VOLATILITY or some such. - Tim
Received on Sunday, 2 March 1997 15:25:54 UTC

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