Re: [Question] Re: XLink: behavior must go!
"John E. Simpson" wrote: > > This thread's sort of calmed down in the last few days, but I've been > wondering something. > > Would it be fair to say that the behavior attribute of an XLinking element > is intended to function as a sort of localized (element-context-specific) > PI -- a trigger to XLink-smart processors that is ignorable by others? If > so, in what way is such an attribute more problematic than actual PIs? PIs have a rough namespace differentiation mechanism. You can look at a PI and know whether you handle it or not. (this mechanism should really be global and tied to "XML namespaces" but PIs are used infrequently enough that it should not be a problem) If a processor it sees <MYLINK ... BEHAVIOR="popup()"> how does the processor know which of the many programming language "plugins" it should be passed to? -- Paul Prescod - ISOGEN Consulting Engineer speaking for only himself http://itrc.uwaterloo.ca/~papresco Earth will soon support only survivor species -- dandelions, roaches, lizards, thistles, crows, rats. Not to mention 10 billion humans. - Planet of the Weeds, Harper's Magazine, October 1998 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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