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Re: two failings of XLink

From: Norman Walsh <Norman.Walsh@Sun.COM>
Date: Fri, 27 Sep 2002 14:13:54 -0400
To: www-tag@w3.org
Message-ID: <87bs6j1esd.fsf@nwalsh.com>

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/ "Simon St.Laurent" <simonstl@simonstl.com> was heard to say:
| Elliotte Rusty Harold claims: 
|> >The second issue is the only-one-URI-per-element rule.  While I can
|> >understand to some extent the arguments in favor of that from an
|> >abstract point of view, in practice it seems bizarrely limited if not
|> >simply broken.
|> 
|> There is no one-URI per element rule in XLink. there is a one-URI per 
|> tag rule. That'sa very different thing.
|
| I'm afraid it's not very different.  Extended links require multiple
| elements to express <img src="bogus.jpg" longdesc="bogus.txt" />.  They
| may be child elements, but there's more than just a few extra tags
| involved.

I'm not sure I understand the connection you're making between
"extended links require multiple elements" and "there's more than just
a few extra tags involved".

                                        Be seeing you,
                                          norm

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