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Re: XLink 1.1: Xlink vs "legacy" linking

From: Daniel Veillard <daniel@veillard.com>
Date: Sat, 9 Jul 2005 12:06:07 +0200
To: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>
Cc: www-xml-linking-comments@w3.org
Message-ID: <20050709100607.GR29991@daniel.veillard.com>

On Sat, Jul 09, 2005 at 10:07:09AM +0200, Bjoern Hoehrmann wrote:
> 
> Dear XML Core Working Group,
> 
>   http://www.w3.org/TR/2005/WD-xlink11-20050707/ is unclear about
> mandatory XLink application behavior if XLink attributes are used
> with "legacy" formats like XHTML, for example, it is not clear how
> XLink applications must process an XHTML document with
> 
>   <a href="x" xlink:href="y" ...>
> 
> It seems the XLink application must consider this a link to "y"
> while an XHTML user agent must consider this a link to "x". Please
> define requirements for XLink applications when processing such a
> construct.

  It's clear to me that the XLink specification can only specify the
behaviour with respect to the XLink related Markup and not to other 
markup. I don't think it is wise to step on the toes of other synactic
constructs whatever they may be.

Daniel

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