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   Re: XLink - where are we? [tiny amount of frustration]

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  • From: len bullard <cbullard@hiwaay.net>
  • To: Tim Bray <tbray@textuality.com>
  • Date: Tue, 10 Nov 1998 21:21:18 -0600

Tim Bray wrote:
> The good news is that there has been, since August, an XML Linking
> WG.  The bad news is that so far it hasn't done much (the old story,
> resource constraints and people being real busy).  I share Peter's
> opinion that XLink will be the next high-impact thing thing to come
> out of the XML process, and that this should happen sooner rather
> than later. -Tim

Me too.

When advocating XML in other communities such as VRML, XLink is 
cited as one of the advantages of XML.  Not being part of the 
deliberations, I am uncertain as to what the delays are given 
that the original drafts were promising and on the surface, 
quite clear.  For the work I am doing, an XLink model would 
be useful if for nothing else, the properties, just as the 
RDF Dublin Core has been and XSchema may be.  One benefit 
of suddenly being forced to do everything relationally is 
the insight into some of the designs floating about.  So, please: 

1.  A standard for primitive/core datatypes
2.  XLinks



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