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Re: TAG Comments on XHTML 2.0 and HLink

From: Elliotte Rusty Harold <elharo@metalab.unc.edu>
Date: Thu, 26 Sep 2002 12:30:31 -0400
Message-Id: <p04330102b9b8e5ee4280@[192.168.254.4]>
To: shane@aptest.com
Cc: www-tag@w3.org

At 10:57 AM -0500 9/26/02, Shane McCarron wrote:
>I guess I would recommend that you read Steven Pemberton's message at
>http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-tag/2002Sep/0108.html - I think it
>presents the argument pretty clearly.
>

That message and argument appears to be based on severe 
misunderstandings of xlink:show="embed", as others have pointed out 
previously. Everything Pemberton claims can't be done, can in fact be 
done in XLink and in a very simple way. Furthermore, both of his use 
cases really indicate the semantics of xlink:show="other", not 
xlink:show="embed".

Specifically, I reject the following claim:

Well, we can't make the security preferences a child of <script>

<script ...>
     <security ...>
      ...
</script>

because that would clash with the intended semantics of 'embed' on 
the URI on the <script> element.

In fact, you can make security a child of the script element, with 
exactly the semantics you need it to have.
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