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Re: Minor comment: elements or attributes ?

From: Daniel Veillard <Daniel.Veillard@imag.fr>
Date: Sat, 30 Jun 2001 14:34:23 +0200
To: Eric van der Vlist <vdv@dyomedea.com>
Cc: "www-xml-linking-comments@w3.org" <www-xml-linking-comments@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20010630143423.C31174@imag.fr>
On Fri, Jun 29, 2001 at 10:20:26AM +0200, Eric van der Vlist wrote:
> I find it confusing that the [1] abstract states that:
> 
> [1] http://www.w3.org/TR/2001/REC-xlink-20010627/
> 
> "This specification defines the XML Linking Language (XLink), which
> allows elements to be inserted into XML documents in order to create and
> describe links between resources."
> 
> When technically speaking what gets added is rather... a set of XML
> attributes!
> 
> Do you consider that the links are defined by the elements in which
> those attributes are included or is it a leftover from previous
> releases?

  IMHO the fact of adding the xlink:type attribute add the linking
semantic to the element. It hence allow element to describes links,
I think this was always the case even now that the specification don't 
defines elements in it's own namespace.

Daniel

P.S.:  Was that a grave dilemna requesting an urgent answer ?

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