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Re: ERB decisions on linking element recognition

From: Steven J. DeRose <sjd@ebt.com>
Date: Tue, 25 Feb 1997 10:39:11 -0500
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To: w3c-sgml-wg@w3.org
At 08:41 AM 02/25/97 -0500, Gavin Nicol wrote:
>>The ERB voted as follows: In favor of allowing recognition via GI:
>>Bray, Magliery, Maler, Kimber.  Against: Bosak, Hollander, Paoli,
>>Sharpe, Sperberg-McQueen.  Thus the measure fails.
>How can you *disallow* this? It is, after all, an application convention.
>Now, if the question is whether XML-Link processors *must* have
>the ability to recognise by GI, then the negative makes sense.

Applications on top of XML can do anything they want, of course. If they
have their own links types that they recognize by virtue of dowsing, that's
just fine. What I understand the resolution to mean is that such recognition
is not part of XML: if it exists it is an application convention at another
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