XLink comment and queries
Steve and Eve, I have an editorial comment/question concerning one example in XLink, section 4.3, and a couple of questions. First, the editorial comment: Should each of the locator elements in the following example have "xml:link="locator": <commentary xml:link="extended" inline="false"> <locator href="smith2.1" role="Essay"/> <locator href="jones1.4" role="Rebuttal"/> <locator href="robin3.2" role="Comparison"/> </commentary> Now my queries. I have been trying to envision how XLink will work, both with respect to rendering, but also with respect to creation and maintenance. While I realize that the object of the proposal is not to provide programming specifications, I am hoping that you will be willing to share, off-the-record if you like, how you envision applications working with XLink. I have no problem with the purpose of XLink with respect to instances that travel around without DTDs, but I am having trouble understanding how you envision the future of link and entity management given that XLink does not employ idref/s and entity/ies declarated attribute values. My inability to envision how link and entity management will work leads me to want to see XLink as a specification for XML documents when exported outside of a creation and management environment, but not in a creation and maintenance environment. Thus, in trying to XMLize an existing SGML DTD, I find myself wanting my linking elements to have both idref/s and entity/ies for use in creation and maintenance, and XLink attributes for exporting the same, the latter be created at the time of exporting. Is this sensible at this juncture? Or am I overlooking something? I'll be happy to elaborate if necessary. Thanks, Daniel Daniel V. Pitti Project Director Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities Alderman Library University of Virginia Charlottesville, Virginia 22903 Phone: 804 924-6594 Fax: 804 982-2363 Email: dpitti@V... xml-dev: A list for W3C XML Developers. To post, mailto:xml-dev@i... Archived as: http://www.lists.ic.ac.uk/hypermail/xml-dev/ To (un)subscribe, mailto:majordomo@i... the following message; (un)subscribe xml-dev To subscribe to the digests, mailto:majordomo@i... the following message; subscribe xml-dev-digest List coordinator, Henry Rzepa (mailto:rzepa@i...)
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