Re: [Question] Re: XLink: behavior must go!
At 04:36 AM 5/17/99 -0500, Paul Prescod wrote: >> I figured BEHAVIOR would be an ordinary attribute - say, "popup" instead of >> "popup()", which the style sheet or other app-specific gizmo then converts >> to "popup()" as appropriate, knowing what the context was supposed to be. >> Sort of like a selector for CSS Action Sheets, if they get off the ground. > >You probably know this already but: you can use any attribute as a >selector. And if you use your own attribute name then you can namespace it >to avoid accidental name/semantic clashes. Er... yes... but isn't XLink about providing a list of attributes we can use reliably with _any_ set of documents to build hypertexts? I _could_ create my own 'behavior'-like attribute, but knowing that everyone has access to the same behavior attribute at least provides me with the ability to perform selection on any XLink-conformant spec. I may not know what they mean, but at least I can test it and find out. I'm starting to wonder if it isn't time to wait and see what the next (supposedly soon) draft says. As John Simpson said, this is up there with entrail-interpretation. Not being an ancient Roman priest, I'm not very good at that. Simon St.Laurent XML: A Primer / Building XML Applications (June) Sharing Bandwidth / Cookies http://www.simonstl.com 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/ and on CD-ROM/ISBN 981-02-3594-1 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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