W3C home > Mailing lists > Public > w3c-sgml-wg@w3.org > February 1997

Re: 3.1.a All linkage info in markup not data?

From: David Durand <dgd@cs.bu.edu>
Date: Fri, 21 Feb 1997 14:36:23 -0500
Message-Id: <v03007805af33a91b97cf@[128.148.19.149]>
To: w3c-sgml-wg@w3.org
At 12:59 PM -0500 2/21/97, Steven J. DeRose wrote:
>At 11:53 PM 02/20/97 -0800, Tim Bray wrote:
>>The ERB schedule calls for voting on Feb. 26 on these items.
>>
>>3.1.a Should we have a principle that all linkage information is encoded in
>>GIs and/or attribute values, never in character data?
>
>No. Unenforceable, and sometimes it's useful anyway, such as for supporting
>links from every word to dictionaries/glossaries/etc, for links from 'the
>current selection', etc.

Sorry. I think we should say that all _XML-linking_ information is encoded
in GIs or attribute values. With generic markup people can _implement_ any
behavior that they can define -- but we are defining behaviors that people
can count on -- and links in CDATA are not such behaviors unless we define
how they work.

I think the fact that people can implement other linking mechanisms goes
without saying, but we should be explicit about exactly what is permitted
by XML linking.

   -- David

_________________________________________
David Durand              dgd@cs.bu.edu  \  david@dynamicDiagrams.com
Boston University Computer Science        \  Sr. Analyst
http://www.cs.bu.edu/students/grads/dgd/   \  Dynamic Diagrams
--------------------------------------------\  http://dynamicDiagrams.com/
MAPA: mapping for the WWW                    \__________________________
Received on Friday, 21 February 1997 14:53:44 UTC

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.4.0 : Friday, 17 January 2020 20:25:07 UTC