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Re: two failings of XLink

From: Tim Bray <tbray@textuality.com>
Date: Fri, 27 Sep 2002 12:08:58 -0700
Cc: www-tag@w3.org
To: Ann Navarro <ann@webgeek.com>
Message-Id: <93074C36-D24C-11D6-8E90-0003938E7308@textuality.com>

On Friday, September 27, 2002, at 03:05 PM, Ann Navarro wrote:

> The HTML WG can't simplify our needs based on whether something like 
> 'longdesc' is or isn't typically used. It is a constraint placed on us 
> by the WAI folks, which means it's a constraint placed on our 
> acceptance of linking solutions.
> We have not yet been able to craft an acceptable solution that 
> encompasses those requirements within the constraints of XLink. 
> Therefore, we floated a proposal that would (HLink), and have asked 
> TAG for assistance (where we got 'deal with it').

OK, what would the HLink markup look like for the kind of longdesc 
example I proposed, with an arbitrary different number of languages, 
and maybe audio versions?  The more example-dense this discussion gets 
the more useful it gets, to me anyhow. -Tim
Received on Friday, 27 September 2002 15:08:58 UTC

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