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Re: two failings of XLink

From: <Svgdeveloper@aol.com>
Date: Thu, 26 Sep 2002 14:05:20 EDT
Message-ID: <30.2d6b58f1.2ac4a660@aol.com>
To: simonstl@simonstl.com, www-tag@w3.org
In a message dated 26/09/2002 17:27:00 GMT Daylight Time, 
simonstl@simonstl.com writes:

> I see two large technical problems with XLink in general, and both have
> a negative effect on its appropriateness for HTML.


I don't recall anyone proposing that XLink be used in HTML.

> The first is the shift from XLink's early conception as a set of
> structures that could be mapped into any vocabulary to XLink as a set
> of attributes in a particular namespace that can be added on top of any
> vocabulary.  That means that every hyperlink must be xlink:href,
> whatever it's purpose. 

How then do you interpret the statement, "The term "link" as used in this 
specification refers only to an XLink link, though nothing prevents non-XLink 
constructs from serving as links." in the XLink REC?

Andrew Watt
Received on Thursday, 26 September 2002 14:06:02 UTC

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