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RE: how would one define credible linking?

define credible

>..XLink is not yet really credible 
>because everyone feels they can get away with ignoring it.  The W3C
should >be 
>*making* XLink credible by encouraging its use in specs where
applicable, >and 
>providing advocacy to implementors so we have less of the mess you
point >out.

Okay, if we define credibility as meaning used in specs where linking is
necessary then I agree that it might be nice to have this, and that the
recent XHTML 2.0 draft functions as a declaration of XLink's

Of course on one level credibility in this way is defined by implementer
support and best-practices, and perhaps the non-credibility of XLink
bubbles up from a mass of individuals who refuse to see it as being
credible. People who are perhaps once bitten twice shy, of which I am


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