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Re: XLink conformance criteria question

From: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
Date: Wed, 14 Mar 2007 15:28:53 +0100
To: "Norman Walsh" <Norman.Walsh@sun.com>, "Boris Zbarsky" <bzbarsky@mit.edu>
Cc: www-xml-linking-comments@w3.org
Message-ID: <op.to6nufac64w2qv@id-c0020.driveway.uu.nl>

On Wed, 14 Mar 2007 15:20:31 +0100, Norman Walsh <Norman.Walsh@Sun.COM>  
> I wish I'd been able to better understand in what way you think
> they're incompatible given that SVG uses XLink.

The problem is that you can't implement XLink once and be done with it.  
You actually have to implement it several times, in different ways, for  
each namespace you support. This clearly makes it quite a useless  
"generic" technology. This has been pointed out several times over the  
past few years. It's quite disappointing that one of the editors still  
fails to see the problem while most (browser vendor) implementors indicate  
there is one.

Anne van Kesteren
Received on Wednesday, 14 March 2007 14:29:02 UTC

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