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Re: [Fwd: The problems with Xlink for integration langu ages]

Re:  [Fwd: The problems with Xlink for integration langu ages]
At 09:28 AM 9/17/2002 -0400, Elliotte Rusty Harold wrote:

>That's all. xlink:type and the namespace declaration would be defaulted in 
>from the DTD. The DTD would be built into web browsers which would 
>recognize the public identifier for XHTML 2.0. The other link attributes 
>would be either defaulted or ignored. XLink does allow applications to 
>define their own semantics and behavior for links, and to ignore or change 
>the behavior suggested by attributes like xlink:show.

XHTML 2.0 is an XML application, and is not going to be based upon an 
assumed arcane knowledge of it's semantics, or a requirement for hard-wired 
DTDs. Let's stop that assumption quickly.

>The only objection I've seen so far to XLink that is not based on 
>fundamental misunderstandings of XLink

While it's debatable whether there's a "fundamental misunderstanding" of 
XLink (which is just as likely to be "what we intended isn't what got 
produced in the spec" problem, if *we*, as a community of people who are 
supposed to be smart enough to handle this -- can't handle it -- then XLink 
is hopeless for the rest of the world.

IOW -- "you just don't get it" isn't a solution if any kind.



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