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RE: xlink:href

From: Bill de hÓra <dehora@eircom.net>
Date: Wed, 17 Jul 2002 21:40:26 +0100
To: "'Tim Bray'" <tbray@textuality.com>, "'Steven Pemberton'" <steven.pemberton@cwi.nl>
Cc: <www-tag@w3.org>, "'Paul Prescod'" <paul@prescod.net>
Message-ID: <000301c22dd2$3385e430$887ba8c0@mitchum>

> -----Original Message-----
> From: www-tag-request@w3.org [mailto:www-tag-request@w3.org]
> On Behalf Of Tim Bray
> - there's an obvious overlap between XLink and RDF; how do you decide
> when to use which?  (Strawman answer: xlink is optimized for 
> the use in 
> apps that do presentation to humans, RDF for machine precessing).

Use XLinks when you want/expect to fetch representations or think your
essentially dealing in documents. RDF doesn't have anything to say about
dereferencing, or documents; its constants all the way down. You can
always map between the two later, as things change. On the other hand
you have to wonder why we have both XLink and RDF.

Bill de hÓra

Received on Wednesday, 17 July 2002 16:41:34 UTC

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