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Re: XForms 3.2.2 Linking Attributes

From: Steven Pemberton <steven.pemberton@cwi.nl>
Date: Tue, 27 Aug 2002 17:59:16 +0200
Message-ID: <010a01c24de2$b2c07460$7ef5a8c0@srx41p>
To: <www-forms-editor@w3.org>, <AndrewWatt2001@aol.com>

> 2. If the [src] attribute has XLink-compliant behaviour why isn't it in
the XLink
> namespace with XLink attribute names?

Since XLink makes syntactic restrictions on markup using it (only one URL
per element) it makes it very difficult for markup like XForms, that is
designed to be integrated into other languages, to use it, since there is no
way of knowing a priori if any potential host language already has URIs on
relevant elements, or requires other URIs on elements being integrated into

Therefore to bypass this problem, we use XLink semantic properties, but not
syntactic properties.

We anticipate the publication within two weeks of the first public working
draft of a specification for layering XLink properties onto attributes
without using the XLink syntax.

Best wishes,

Steven Pemberton
Co-Chair, W3C Forms working group
Received on Tuesday, 27 August 2002 11:59:19 UTC

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