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Re: 1.a: Use Elements? -- critical ambiguity in question!

From: <lee@sq.com>
Date: Mon, 3 Feb 97 16:40:18 EST
Message-Id: <9702032140.AA22760@sqrex.sq.com>
To: w3c-sgml-wg@w3.org
> From www10.w3.org!w3c-sgml-wg-request Mon Feb  3 16:32:29 1997
> Resent-Date: Mon, 3 Feb 1997 10:46:30 -0500
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> Date:         Mon, 03 Feb 97 09:33:31 CST
> From: Michael Sperberg-McQueen <U35395@UICVM.UIC.EDU>
> Organization: ACH/ACL/ALLC Text Encoding Initiative
Michael wrote:
> I realize that you probably omitted the gloss on the grounds that the
> meaning was intuitively obvious.

Actually I omitted it on the grounds that I wasn't trying to make a
formal proposal.

    <?-XML- URI element A attribute HREF?>
I meant no more than to suggest the use of a processing instruction to
say that the HREF of the A element contains a URI (URL or URN) and
should thus have some sort of linking behaviour.
I added the example
    <?-XML- SYSTEM element IMAGE attribute SRC action embed?>
as a reminder that URI-valued attributes can be used in multiple ways --
HTML's IMG uses it to embed an image.  Whether to embed is probably better
specified through a style sheet, but that's a separate discussion.
I would suggest a separate ProcInst for each element or attribute affected,
for the sake of the Barefooted Perl Hacker if nothing else!

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