Re: Link Indirection
Digitome Ltd. wrote:
> Okay, I see what you are saying. However, wouldn't differing element type names
> from those in the XML-Link architecture be the norm rather
> than the exception when existing tomes of SGML are being XML'ified for WEB
Not necessarily. This is one area where there are big benefits
to translating this part of the legacy data. Having the URL
at the base of all of the hyperlink schemes means we do this
anyway where needed. There really isn't that much complex
linked information in SGML tomes. Simple links have been
the norm for some time. Easy score for XML/SGML. We all benefit.
IMO, XML would do well to define both architecture and
standard instances. Adopt TEI if that is what you
want but element types are what the SGML-speaking world
understand. Adopt a set by affirmation: conventions for
XML linking will catch on like a grassfire. SGML folks
always try to steer clear of generic coding, but it is
the way SGML works best.
> Is requiring an XML Browser to retrieve+process the DTD in order to map
> element type name "FigRef" to "alink" a bit onerous?
Not the first time.