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Re: XLink 1.1: Xlink vs "legacy" linking

From: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
Date: Tue, 24 Jan 2006 23:44:33 +0100
To: "Webb Roberts" <webb.roberts@gtri.gatech.edu>, "Norman Walsh" <Norman.Walsh@sun.com>
Cc: "Bjoern Hoehrmann" <derhoermi@gmx.net>, www-xml-linking-comments@w3.org
Message-ID: <op.s3wmsjvz64w2qv@id-c0020.oslo.opera.com>

On Tue, 24 Jan 2006 18:05:05 +0100, Webb Roberts  
<webb.roberts@gtri.gatech.edu> wrote:
> The XHTML 1.0 spec has this to say:  "If a user agent encounters an  
> attribute it does not recognize, it must ignore the entire attribute  
> specification (i.e., the attribute and its value)."  (From  
> http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/#uaconf )

Given that a user agent implementing XLink might actually recognize some  
attribute called "href" in the "http://www.w3.org/1999/xlink" namespaces  
this imposes a problem. I still think that it should be addressed by the  
XLink specification given that it affects implementations of languages  
that already have linking mechanisms.


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Anne van Kesteren
<http://annevankesteren.nl/>
<http://www.opera.com/>
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