RE: Is XLink Dead? Apparently Not
So XLinks aren't dead. Like watching the TAG discussions they are yet again trying to sort out 'thingness' of elements, and again, the usefulness of architectural forms is apparent, it seems we never get around the embarassing fact that HyTime or Davenport had it right as far as the features we would need to sort out the mess that is modern hypertext. Even with all the work on convincing people to use http URIs, more and more groups are minting URNs as we speak. The history of the Web is a history of big leaps backward to go forward. Worse IS better until something worse comes along. len From: Rick Jelliffe [mailto:ricko@a...] Our new product, Schema Management Tool, uses XLink extensively under the hood. (Or, at least, the PageSeeder collaborative environment that the Schema Management Tool is based on uses XLink extensively under the hood.) The XLinks are not complicated (no ranges, AFAIK) but are multiway. All annotation threads, issues tracking, and references to attached data is done using XLink.
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