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Re: two failings of XLink

From: Norman Walsh <Norman.Walsh@Sun.COM>
Date: Fri, 27 Sep 2002 16:42:05 -0400
To: www-tag@w3.org
Message-ID: <873crvf9lu.fsf@nwalsh.com>

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/ Ann Navarro <ann@webgeek.com> was heard to say:
| At 03:59 PM 9/27/2002 -0400, Norman Walsh wrote:
|
|>| Perhaps a different example would be more useful:
|>|
|>|   <object archive="archive.jar,anotherArchive.jar"
|>|           classid="java:Class"
|>|           data="data.xml">
|>|     The applet failed to load, sorry!
|>|   </object>
|>
|>I have to say that an applet like this seems like a really good
|>example of something that isn't the sort of thing I'd point to with an
|>XLink. That just doesn't smell like a hypertext reference to me.
|
| Ok, I'll bite -- how *would* you point to it?

That looks fine to me as it is. At one time, it was judged that
consensus existed in the world for developing a cross-vocabulary
model for hypertext references.

If the world also thinks a cross-vocabulary model is needed for
references to the code and date of applets, fine and dandy. Invent
one.

But one wasn't designed to solve the problems of the other. Maybe it
can, maybe it can't. Maybe the solution looks ugly, maybe it doesn't.

                                        Be seeing you,
                                          norm

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