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xml:href, xml:rel, xml:type

From: Rushforth, Peter <Peter.Rushforth@NRCan-RNCan.gc.ca>
Date: Thu, 5 Apr 2012 19:09:52 +0000
To: "xml-names-editor@w3.org" <xml-names-editor@w3.org>
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Has it been considered to include standardized typed links into the core xml specification,
in a manner that is similar to xml:base and xml:lang?

If these attributes were available, xml could be a hypertext language without
schema designers having to reinvent the markup for this concept, which hinders interoperability.

I would suggest the following *implicitly associated* attributes in the xml namespace:

href - a single URI value
rel - one or more space-separated tokens or URIs, which identify the relationships the targeted resource has to the current context
type - a single MIME media type

Peter Rushforth
Received on Friday, 6 April 2012 07:09:34 UTC

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