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Re: Document type constraints for XLink?

From: Eve L. Maler <elm@east.sun.com>
Date: Wed, 02 Feb 2000 07:58:19 -0500
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To: "Carver, Floyd" <fcarver@rpaworldwide.com>
Cc: "'www-xml-linking-comments@w3.org'" <www-xml-linking-comments@w3.org>
At 08:56 AM 2/2/00 -0500, Carver, Floyd wrote:

>Is the function of the role attribute intended to be used as a type
>constraint on the resource being linked to/from? It isn't clear that when
>providing a role, which is a defined type, that there is an enforced
>constraint on the linked resource to be of this type.

It's not an enforced constraint, just a declaration of the role it plays in 
this link.  (In another link, it might play a different role.)  If you want 
to enforce any characteristics of the resource, you'd have to do that in a 
separate application.

Eve Maler            Sun Microsystems
elm @ east.sun.com    +1 781 442 3190
Received on Wednesday, 2 February 2000 10:57:23 UTC

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