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Re: XHTML & hyperlinking opinions (long, sorry)

From: Tim Bray <tbray@textuality.com>
Date: Fri, 04 Oct 2002 15:11:10 -0700
Message-ID: <3D9E11FE.7040907@textuality.com>
To: "Champion, Mike" <Mike.Champion@SoftwareAG-USA.com>
Cc: WWW-Tag <www-tag@w3.org>

Champion, Mike wrote:
>>I think disagreement should be accompanied by examples: 
>>"here's a better way ...
> In a situation where a particular solution is widely deployed and solving
> real problems daily, I would totally agree that the burden of proof is on
> those who disagree with it.  But in the current discussion, it's HTML that's
> widely deployed and solving real problems

Except for HTML doesn't have multi-ended or metadata-loaded or 
out-of-band links.  I'm suggesting that it would be a good idea to add 
them, and proposing XLink as a way to do it.  I think reasonable 
disagreements are of the form "no, that's not a valuable thing to add" 
or "yes, but here's a better way to do it."

Sorry for not being clear. -Tim
Received on Friday, 4 October 2002 18:11:13 UTC

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