Is XLink Dead? Apparently Not
After the thread a while back about the death of XLink, I keep finding examples of it being cited, particularly in the OGC literature. It seems it lives. I have to wonder what implementations there are and if any of them interoperate past spelling it the same way. Or is this an example of yet another abstraction that has been adopted not by the consensus as to its utility, but the mere fact of standardization and a consensus not to reinvent that which has already been spec'd elsewhere regardless of the implementation status? I wonder of there is a term for this phenomenon: polite inclusion of other works that are not successful in terms of ground support, and which become a drag on the uptake of the standards/specs which include them. len
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