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Re: XLink 1.1: Xlink vs "legacy" linking

From: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>
Date: Sat, 09 Jul 2005 12:31:13 +0200
To: daniel@veillard.com
Cc: www-xml-linking-comments@w3.org
Message-ID: <4314a605.70806046@smtp.bjoern.hoehrmann.de>

* Daniel Veillard wrote:
>>   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.

Describing a new format's integration into existing infrastructure is
about the most basic and obvious requirement for W3C Technical Reports.
I want to make a user agent that is both a conforming XHTML user agent
and a conforming XLink application. That's either a stupid idea in which
case this needs to be pointed out in XLink or it's reasonable in which
case conformance to the specifications must not be mutually exclusive.
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