RE: linking, 80/20
Simon St.Laurent wrote: > Given that, I have to say that I find the XHTML 2.0 > specification's decisions to support href on everything (as > in <li href="#fish">fish</li>) and to use the familiar > object element for including foreign resources to be > painfully sensible, however much they may impinge on the > sensibilities of XML and especially XLink people at times. > > Allowing href on everything - whether or not it has the > unnecessary xlink: namespace slapped on it - is a much > larger advance in making hypertext broadly useful than any > attempt to rewrite XHTML to take advantage of complex links. > > If there's an 80% of the value with 20% of the effort here, > I think the XHTML Working Group may well have found it. Indeed. XHTML 2.0 seems to be the one bright light amongst the maze of W3C specs currently in vogue. If it just doesn't get killed with theological "requirements". Kudos to the WG! /Jelks
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