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RE: two failings of XLink

From: David Orchard <dorchard@bea.com>
Date: Fri, 27 Sep 2002 18:55:41 -0700
To: "'Elliotte Rusty Harold'" <elharo@metalab.unc.edu>, <www-tag@w3.org>
Message-ID: <06cb01c26692$27f5be30$0100007f@beasys.com>

XInclude was designed to define a processing model for embed when xml as
source and xml/text as target where used.  I've always thought of Xinclude
as a specialization and optimization for a very specify kind of link.  As
it's at the infoset level of xml and text, it's clearly not in the purview
of hypertext linking.  Which is why the xml link wg punted it and the xml cg
gave it to xml core.

Specs like XHTML don't define a processing model for the various xlink axes,
so it's pretty different.

Cheers,
Dave

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> Elliotte Rusty Harold
> Sent: Friday, September 27, 2002 6:12 PM
> To: www-tag@w3.org
> Subject: Re: two failings of XLink
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>
> At 12:42 AM +0100 9/28/02, Jeni Tennison wrote:
>
>
> >So 'embed' is only for images? It doesn't include embedding XML or
> >text? Or applets? Or movies? Where are the boundaries on what 'embed'
> >is allowed to embed?
> >
>
> You can do that, but only if you don't parse those things and merge
> them into the infoset.
>
> Interestingly, XInclude supports a kind of linking and does not use
> XLinks to do it.
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