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Re: XLink 1.1: Animation

From: Grosso, Paul <pgrosso@ptc.com>
Date: Wed, 25 Jan 2006 14:52:24 -0500
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To: <www-xml-linking-comments@w3.org>, "Bjoern Hoehrmann" <derhoermi@gmx.net>

>* Norman Walsh wrote:
>>A quick review of the SMIL spec lead me to conclude that SMIL provides
>>a framework to describe what information items are animatable. In
>>particular if a SMIL application uses the "animate" element to
>>describe theh xlink:title attribute as animatable, then presumably it
>>is.
>
>No, SMIL defines in detail which SMIL-defined attributes are animatable
>and which are not, other specifications like SVG do the same. In order
>to make a XML+XLink+SMIL user agent one needs to know which of the
XLink
>attribute are animatable and which are not. I'm probably fine if XLink
>host languages, should there be such a thing, are allowed to override
>this, but this needs to be defined.

XLink has no knowledge of animation or animatability.
In general, XLink as a spec cannot--and should not have
to--comment on every use other specs may make of it.

Nothing in our XLink 1.1 Requirements Document [1]
relates to this issue, and nothing we did to XLink 1.0
to create XLink 1.1 relates to this issue, therefore
the XML Core WG has determined this is not an XLink 1.1
Last Call issue.

As the XLink 1.1 Requirements Document [1] states:

 XLink is not without its critics and it's clearly the
 case that these changes do not address all of the criticisms
 that have been leveled at XLink. 

The RD lists four specific changes for "these changes".
Though the XML Core WG is happy to make minor fixes
and clarifications as we produce XLink 1.1, we do
not feel we are required to satisfy every comment
that is as much about XLink 1.0 as about XLink 1.1
given the scope of and RD for XLink 1.1.

Does this adequately address your comment, or do you wish for
the XML Core WG to record your feelings on this matter as an 
official objection when we request CR?


Paul Grosso
for the XML Core WG


[1] http://www.w3.org/TR/xlink10-ext/
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