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Re: XLink 1.1: Open issues?

From: Norman Walsh <Norman.Walsh@Sun.COM>
Date: Tue, 11 Oct 2005 12:05:02 -0400
To: "Simon St.Laurent" <simonstl@simonstl.com>
Cc: www-xml-linking-comments@w3.org, Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>
Message-ID: <87psqcxcnl.fsf@nwalsh.com>
/ "Simon St.Laurent" <simonstl@simonstl.com> was heard to say:
| Norman.Walsh@Sun.COM (Norman Walsh) writes:
|>|   http://www.w3.org/TR/2005/WD-xlink11-20050707/ has been published
| as
|>| Last Call Working Draft but I could not find responses that formally
|>| address comments on the previous drafts, e.g.
|>Working groups are not obligated to respond formally to comments made
|>on every working draft. The WG discussed these comments and decided to
|>proceed to Last Call with the current draft.
| I'm afraid that's common practice with this long-dysfunctional working
| group.   While I was impressed with Bjoern's queries, I can't say I
| expected to see them answered in the draft.
| Perhaps this working group would do better to shut down

In fact, the linking working group has been shut down for some time.
The XML Core WG has been asked to maintain the linking specifications.

| rather than
| continue pushing forward in arena where they've had little positive
| impact.

There is very little in the way of "pushing forward" in XLink 1.1.
We're trying to solve a simple problem with the semantics of XLink 1.0
which, IMHO, rely too heavily on DTD-based attribute defaulting.

The Core WG produced a Note proposing some changes:

1. Make simple XLinks an application-level default.
2. Reserve all attributes in the XLink namespace.
3. Allow IRIs.
4. Provide Sample XML Schema and RELAX NG Grammars.

The AC to approved a charter that allows us to make exactly those
changes, no more, no less.

                                        Be seeing you,

Norman.Walsh@Sun.COM / XML Standards Architect / Sun Microsystems, Inc.
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