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Re: External linkbases

From: Eve L. Maler <elm@east.sun.com>
Date: Thu, 16 Mar 2000 13:02:16 -0500
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To: "klease@vftis.com" <klease@vftis.com>
Cc: "'www-xml-linking-comments@w3.org'" <www-xml-linking-comments@w3.org>
I hope that we will decide, in today's Linking meeting, the correct 
behavior when the location set described by the starting resource's 
XPointer is a "multiple."  Stay tuned!


At 06:24 PM 3/16/00 +0000, Karen Lease wrote:
>I would like to confirm my understanding of how one might use a
>Suppose I have a collection of documents. I have an element <tool
>ref="XXX"/> which can appear in these documents. Somewhere in the
>collection, I also have one or several documents which contain more
>information about the tools (picture, how to use...).
>I want to make hyperlinks between my <tool> elements and the tool
>I think I could do this by making one extended link for each tool and
>storing them in a linkbase. All of my documents would reference this
>linkbase. For example, the link for my XXX tool would look like this
>(if I didn't use any attribute defaults, which I certainly would) :
><tool.link xlink:type="extended">
>   <tool.ref xlink:type="locator" xlink:role="ref"
>   <tool.desc xlink:type="locator" xlink:role="descrip"
>   <tool.arc xlink:type="arc" xlink:from="ref" xlink:to="descrip"/>
>My question is: will the href on my tool.ref element
>"#xptr(//tool[@ref='XXX'])" do what I want, which is to treat all of
>the tool elements with an attribute ref whose value is XXX as link
>sources? I would like this to work for any document in the collection,
>without having to explicitly name each document in the href.
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Eve Maler                                    +1 781 442 3190
Sun Microsystems XML Technology Center    elm @ east.sun.com
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