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Re: Hypermedia - Why

From: David Carlisle <davidc@nag.co.uk>
Date: Wed, 25 Jul 2012 15:26:33 +0100
Message-ID: <50100219.5040803@nag.co.uk>
To: "Rushforth, Peter" <Peter.Rushforth@NRCan-RNCan.gc.ca>
Cc: "public-xmlhypermedia@w3.org" <public-xmlhypermedia@w3.org>
On 25/07/2012 14:59, Rushforth, Peter wrote:
> Additionally, xml:tref is*new*.  The only other template attribute I have seen is
> @template in opensearch

Why a special template language just for href attributes, and why that 
particular language?

In XSLT for example, attribute value templates apply to (almost) all 
attributes and allow XPath evaluation.

so I can go

<a href="{$ff}/file-{count(something)}.{$current-ext}"/>

which might evaluate to

<a href="http:example.com/file-6.png"/>

but I can use the _same_ attribute value template syntax on

<h1 id="{generate-id()}">...</h1>

which might generate

<h1 id="andhdhda">....</h1>

What is special abut URI that you should want a different templating 
language in that case different from the way that you template any other 
attribute in the document?


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