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Re: two failings of XLink

From: Norman Walsh <Norman.Walsh@Sun.COM>
Date: Fri, 27 Sep 2002 17:35:45 -0400
To: www-tag@w3.org
Message-ID: <87it0rcdzi.fsf@nwalsh.com>

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/ Ann Navarro <ann@webgeek.com> was heard to say:
|>/ 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.
|
| I don't understand, were you complaining that the example given should
| not be an XLink or (what?)

I don't think I was complaining about anything. I believe I replied to
Jeni that I didn't think the <object> tag above was a hypertext
reference and consequently that there was no motivation to express it
in XLink.

                                        Be seeing you,
                                          norm

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