Re: XLink: behavior must go!
At 06:23 AM 5/12/99 -0500, Paul Prescod wrote: > >I believe that the XLink behavioral attributes should be removed. >Theoretically they mix presentation and structure. I agree that they mix presentation and structure, but I also feel that it is worthwhile to capture some common situations. That is, allow people to define link "roles", but start out with a few standard roles. This is analogous to including xml:lang in the XML spec. I'm concerned about XML being less useful than HTML because of a lack of common elements (conventions). For example, an XML author has no way to reliably give a web spider a title, description, or robot hints (follow/nofollow, index/noindex). Also, link roles could be meaningful to an indexing program -- transcluded text should be indexed with the source doc, <a>-linked text shouldn't. I'm hunting down a copy of the PCTE rationale, since it has a nice description of the link roles in PCTE, and how they got to that design. Meanwhile, maybe I should write a NOTE proposing a PI analogous to the robots meta tag (<?robots index="yes" follow="no"?>). wunder -- Walter R. Underwood wunder@i... wunder@b... (home) http://software.infoseek.com/cce/ (my product) http://www.best.com/~wunder/ 1-408-543-6946 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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