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Re: two failings of XLink

From: Norman Walsh <Norman.Walsh@Sun.COM>
Date: Mon, 30 Sep 2002 10:32:41 -0400
To: www-tag@w3.org
Message-ID: <87r8fb35va.fsf@nwalsh.com>

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/ Ann Navarro <ann@webgeek.com> was heard to say:
| At 05:35 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 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.
|
| Ok, perhaps I need to rephrase the question.
|
| What type of reference do you consider it, and how would you then express it?

I think it's a reference to some opaque blob of executable code. I'm
willing to accept that that's a totally language-specific thing. In
its full generality, it could require more parameters and more context
than any common linking language could hope to provide.

                                        Be seeing you,
                                          norm

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