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Re: 2.1 a-d: Link Recognition by Reserved Attribute?

From: Bill Smith <Bill.Smith@Eng.Sun.COM>
Date: Thu, 13 Feb 1997 11:56:21 -0800 (PST)
To: w3c-sgml-wg@w3.org
Message-ID: <libSDtMail.9702131156.22363.bsmith@providence/providence>
Murray Altheim wrote:

> 
> There might be an XML application that uses the XML GI:
> 
>     <XML-LINKTO HREF="http://www.foo.com/" HRTYPE="alink">
> 
> which could be equivalent to an XML-ized HTML:
> 
>     <A HREF="http://www.foo.com/" XML="LINKTO" XML-HRTYPE="alink">
> 
>

This seems to be the "why have one way to do something when two ways will do". We shouldn't fall into this trap if we want XML to be accepted at places like W3C.

Let's pick one syntax that is easy to understand and easy to implement. Ultimate flexibility leads to ultimate confusion.
Received on Thursday, 13 February 1997 14:57:00 UTC

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