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HLink

From: Simon St.Laurent <simonstl@simonstl.com>
Date: Fri, 13 Sep 2002 14:53:07 -0400
To: www-html@w3.org
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The W3C has published HLink as a working draft:
http://www.w3.org/TR/hlink/

I'd strongly recommend that anyone interested in how linking works read
this document.  

If you never go beyond (X)HTML, you'll get a better understanding of the
kinds of options HTML provides.  If you're interested in the XML side as
well, you'll get an excellent perspective on some seemingly simple
capabilities that XLink isn't, well, capable of handling.

I spent a long time with XLink, and thought at one point that it might
prove useful stuff capable of supporting a wide range of possibilities.
XLink seemed to shrink when it started supporting Namespaces in XML.
HLink provides less functionality in some ways, but it also seems to
keep a much more open mind about both the nature and style of hypertext
linking.

HLink is well worth strong consideration, whatever W3C politics do in
the end.


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Simon St.Laurent - SSL is my TLA
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http://monasticxml.org may be my ascetic URI
urn:oid:1.3.6.1.4.1.6320 is another possibility altogether
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