Re: SkunkLink: a skunkworks XML linking proposal
> I frequently use XLink simple links, and to me, the greatest benefit > is the ability (using XPointer) to link to a specific region (for lack > of a better word) I think you are referring to a "range". XPointer defines this to be "An identification of all the XML information between a pair of points", as derived from the DOM Level 2 specification of a range. Kind Regards, Joe Chiusano Booz | Allen | Hamilton Paul Spencer wrote: > > On Mon, 6 Jan 2003 14:29:32 -0800 , you wrote: > > >I've spent some time thinking about XLink, HLink, and why hardly anybody > >likes either one enough to cough up an implementation. > > > >My impression is that both XLink and HLink miss the 80/20 mark; both cover > >an amazingly rich amount of ground for a version 1.0 specification. Nearly > >everyone I talk to agrees that smaller, more understandable, more modular > >specifications would be better. A smaller specification that leaves room to > >grow might be a better approach. > > I frequently use XLink simple links, and to me, the greatest benefit > is the ability (using XPointer) to link to a specific region (for lack > of a better word) of an XML document without having to modify the > document as you do to use a fragment identifier in HTML. > > This linking is independent of display (as it should be), but can be > used to by an XSLT stylesheet to generate suitable HTML links. > > -- > Paul Spencer > > ----------------------------------------------------------------- > The xml-dev list is sponsored by XML.org <http://www.xml.org>, an > initiative of OASIS <http://www.oasis-open.org> > > The list archives are at http://lists.xml.org/archives/xml-dev/ > > To subscribe or unsubscribe from this list use the subscription > manager: <http://lists.xml.org/ob/adm.pl>
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