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   Re: Namespace questions

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  • From: Chris Maden <crism@oreilly.com>
  • To: xml-dev@ic.ac.uk
  • Date: Mon, 6 Jul 1998 13:03:26 -0400 (EDT)

[Ron Bourret]
> I understand that XPointer is the language for constructing pointers
> and XLink is the language for constructing links.  Just to make
> sure, an XLink processor is software that knows how to follow XLinks
> and give you something back.  Presumably, it works in conjunction
> with an XPointer processor, which actually follows the link.  Right?

According to the XLink specification, a link merely asserts a
relationship between two objects.  Ideally, the behavior of the link
should be left to the stylesheet.  But since XLink will be done before
XSL, it includes some basic behavioral attributes as suggestions to
the application.

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