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   Re: [Question] Re: XLink: behavior must go!

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  • From: Paul Prescod <paul@prescod.net>
  • To: xml-dev@ic.ac.uk
  • Date: Mon, 17 May 1999 04:36:21 -0500

"Simon St.Laurent" wrote:
> At 06:05 PM 5/16/99 -0500, Paul Prescod wrote:
> >If a processor it sees <MYLINK ... BEHAVIOR="popup()"> how does the
> >processor know which of the many programming language "plugins" it should
> >be passed to?
> Hmm.... I didn't think it'd work quite like that.

I'm trying to show the outer limits of what the current definition allows.

> I figured BEHAVIOR would be an ordinary attribute - say, "popup" instead of
> "popup()", which the style sheet or other app-specific gizmo then converts
> to "popup()" as appropriate, knowing what the context was supposed to be.
> Sort of like a selector for CSS Action Sheets, if they get off the ground.

You probably know this already but: you can use any attribute as a
selector. And if you use your own attribute name then you can namespace it
to avoid accidental name/semantic clashes.

 Paul Prescod  - ISOGEN Consulting Engineer speaking for only himself

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