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Re: XLink - simple-Type element

From: Daniel Veillard <daniel@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 4 Jul 2001 01:40:04 +0200
To: Dieter Köhler <dieter.koehler@ppp.uni-bamberg.de>
Cc: www-xml-linking-comments@w3.org
Message-ID: <20010704014004.P23879@daniel.veillard.com>
On Wed, Jul 04, 2001 at 12:11:06AM +0200, Dieter Köhler wrote:
> The sentence "The purpose of a simple link is to be a convenient shorthand for
> the equivalent extended link" in the XLink spec § 5.2 needs some clarification,
> because a simple-Type element with no href attribute but with a role and title
> attribute, which is valid, can only be transformed into a corresponding extended
> link by discarding the role and title attribute too, because no valid
> locator-Type element can be formed.

  Okay, but it might be better to fix this small mapping problem by
making the href mandatory on simple links. Well maybe not if one want
to use it as a target.
  Maybe that's where the confusion came from, this mapping of simple
to complex links was considered only for simple links to be used as
  You are right there is at least some editorial work needed,


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