Re: "Introducing MicroXML, Part 1: Explore the basicprinciples
David Lee scripsit: > My take is a little more serious. If an attribute is part of the > xml namespace then there is a presumption that all consumers of "XML" > understand and apply the semantics. Not at all. It's quite common, for example, not to support xml:space, and there are plenty of document types that use id or something else rather than xml:id. The xml:* attributes are there if you need them, but otherwise have no special status. > Unlike HTML where the intent of the HTML semantics is very tightly bound > to presentation in a browser. XML (or MicroXML) is not necessarily > bound to presentation semantics. So what does it mean in the general > sense to recognize and support the semantics of href and friends ? Hyperlinking is not about presentation, it's about expressing a relationship between documents. For various hysterical raisins, XML-based document types have most often chosen to use non-generic markup to express hyperlinking. -- Note that nobody these days would clamor for fundamental laws John Cowan of *the theory of kangaroos*, showing why pseudo-kangaroos are firstname.lastname@example.org physically, logically, metaphysically impossible. http://www.ccil.org/~cowan Kangaroos are wonderful, but not *that* wonderful. --Dan Dennett on zombies
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