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Re: XLink 1.1: Xlink vs "legacy" linking

From: Norman Walsh <Norman.Walsh@Sun.COM>
Date: Tue, 24 Jan 2006 11:12:45 -0500
To: Webb Roberts <webb.roberts@gtri.gatech.edu>
Cc: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>, www-xml-linking-comments@w3.org
Message-ID: <87mzhly58i.fsf@nwalsh.com>
/ Webb Roberts <webb.roberts@gtri.gatech.edu> was heard to say:
| On 1/24/2006 Norman Walsh wrote:
|> The XLink attributes are not allowed on XHTML elements: they aren't in
|> the XHTML schema.
| Attributes from other namespaces are allowed in XHTML elements.
| See, for example, the definition for a.attlist:
| http://www.w3.org/TR/2001/WD-xhtml-m12n-schema-20010322/schema_module_defs.html#a_smodule_Text
| <xsd:attributeGroup name="a.attlist">
|      ...
|      <xsd:anyAttribute namespace="##other"/>
| </xsd:attributeGroup>
| <xsd:complexType name="a.type" mixed="true">
|      <xsd:group ref="InlNoAnchor.mix"/>
|      <xsd:attributeGroup ref="a.attlist"/>
| </xsd:complexType>
| <xsd:element name="a" type="a.type"/>

Ah. Indeed. Thank you, I have never looked at the XML Schema for
XHTML. Where in the specification prose are foreign attributes
discussed? Where does it indicate what influence on XHTML semantics
those attributes may have?

                                        Be seeing you,

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