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   Re: XLink a special case in the self-describing Web?

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  • From: John Cowan <jcowan@reutershealth.com>
  • To: "Steven R. Newcomb" <srn@techno.com>, "xml-dev@xml.org" <xml-dev@xml.org>
  • Date: Mon, 22 May 2000 15:12:46 -0400

"Steven R. Newcomb" wrote:

> XLink is going to be a W3C
> Recommendation, and nobody else's.  Its canonical expression must be
> W3C's, and nobody else's.  Formal expressions of it cannot be regarded
> as a reliable basis for open information interchange if they are not
> blessed by the W3C.

I think the W3C would be happy to publish an informative architectural
DTD for XLink, if somebody concocted one.  The definition of XLink
is normative prose, not any kind of formalism.


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