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Re: XLink conformance criteria question

From: Henry S. Thompson <ht@inf.ed.ac.uk>
Date: Thu, 15 Mar 2007 09:55:01 +0000
To: "Anne van Kesteren" <annevk@opera.com>
Cc: "Norman Walsh" <Norman.Walsh@sun.com>, "Boris Zbarsky" <bzbarsky@mit.edu>, www-xml-linking-comments@w3.org
Message-ID: <f5bslc6vnka.fsf@hildegard.inf.ed.ac.uk>

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Anne van Kesteren writes:

> On Wed, 14 Mar 2007 15:20:31 +0100, Norman Walsh
> <Norman.Walsh@Sun.COM>  wrote:
>> 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.

OK, so if you have the patience, one more time for the slow-witted:
is this an XLink problem or an SVG problem?  Boris's subsequent email
suggests it's an SVG problem.  In what way could XLink change to
ameliorate the problem?

Thanks,

ht
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