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TAG Comments on XHTML 2.0 and HLink

From: Norman Walsh <Norman.Walsh@Sun.COM>
Date: Wed, 25 Sep 2002 17:29:58 -0700
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Recently, the TAG considered the scope of XLink[1]. We concluded[2] that
XLink should be used for hypertext references in user-interface
oriented applications.

In light of this conclusion, it is the unanimous opinion of the TAG
that XLink should be used for hypertext references in XHTML 2.0. We
note in particular that:

* The charter of XHTML 2.0 includes the "design goal is to use generic
  XML technologies as much as possible". XLink is an existing, generic
  XML technology.

* XHTML is also expected to combine "with other W3C specifications,
  for instance, MathML [and] SVG". Given that MathML and SVG already
  use XLink for hypertext references, that would seem to be precedent
  for using XLink in XHTML.

                                      For the TAG,
                                        Norman Walsh

[1] http://www.w3.org/2001/tag/ilist#xlinkScope-23
[2] 24 Sep minutes (not yet published)

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