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Re: 1.c-d: Define a Link Processor and Communicate With It? (repost)

From: David G. Durand <dgd@cs.bu.edu>
Date: Sun, 2 Feb 1997 15:13:25 -0500
Message-Id: <v0213050faf1a9bdb1ba0@[]>
To: w3c-sgml-wg@www10.w3.org
At 11:50 AM 1/31/97, Tim Bray wrote:
>[Oops - cut & paste error, screwed this up first time around.]
Now I understand!
>1.c Should we define a link processor and specify any actions
> required of it?

As a separate document, or possibly as a part of the processing spec
("style sheet") language.

We should separate the descriptive and procedural aspects, but for linking,
people _expect_ and _require_ at least a minimal set of procedures -- and
unlike text formatting are much more naive about the possibilities.

>1.d Should we specify a way for a document to provide a summary of
> the linkage machinery it uses?

Already answered this.

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