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Pardon my stupidity

From: Tim Bray <tbray@textuality.com>
Date: Mon, 24 Feb 1997 15:15:39 -0800
Message-Id: <3.0.32.19970224151531.00981d50@pop.intergate.bc.ca>
To: w3c-sgml-wg@w3.org
>| At 11:07 AM 2/24/97 -0500, Sam Hunting wrote:
>| >> >Why not just "xlink"? 
>| > As Jon points out, it needs to begin with "XML-"

Uh, why was that, again?  If we have a reserved attribute named "XML-LINK",
used to select among somewhere between 2 and 5 different types of
elements that make up the linking machinery, then we *own* this attribute.
Why do we need to prefix the *values* with "XML-"?  It seems like

<A XML-LINK="LINK"> or <WHIZZY-POINTER XML-LINK="XLINK">

are safe and unambiguous.  

I suspect there was a good reason for this that I managed to miss, and
I can't dig it out of the correspondence. -Tim
Received on Monday, 24 February 1997 18:16:47 UTC

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