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Re: Pardon my stupidity

From: Jon Bosak <bosak@atlantic-83.Eng.Sun.COM>
Date: Mon, 24 Feb 1997 18:24:05 -0800
Message-Id: <199702250224.SAA20869@boethius.eng.sun.com>
To: w3c-sgml-wg@w3.org
CC: bosak@atlantic-83.Eng.Sun.COM
[Tim Bray:]

| >| 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.  

You're right.  I was still thinking (without thinking) that there
would be GIs with the same names as the attribute values.  Since we're
not allowing those, the syntax you suggest should work fine.  I like
it.

Jon
Received on Monday, 24 February 1997 21:24:04 UTC

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