Pardon my stupidity

>| At 11:07 AM 2/24/97 -0500, Sam Hunting wrote:
>| >> >Why not just "xlink"? 
>| > As Jon points out, it needs to begin with "XML-"

Uh, why was that, again?  If we have a reserved attribute named "XML-LINK",
used to select among somewhere between 2 and 5 different types of
elements that make up the linking machinery, then we *own* this attribute.
Why do we need to prefix the *values* with "XML-"?  It seems like


are safe and unambiguous.  

I suspect there was a good reason for this that I managed to miss, and
I can't dig it out of the correspondence. -Tim