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  • From: Ben Trafford <ben@legendary.org>
  • To: xml-dev@xml.org
  • Date: Thu, 20 Jul 2000 00:34:17 -0700

At 10:41 AM 7/18/00 -0400, Simon St.Laurent wrote:
>As Ben Trafford notes, this is a problem which has been around for a long
>time (on various XLink lists, XSL-List, and xml-dev), but which no one's
>really solved sufficiently.

         My fellows on the XLink WG pointed out a very good reason for 
this: it's best figured out in the implementation, and standardized from 
the best results. The discussion happening here is -exactly- what we've 
been hoping for.

>I suspect that we're going to have to think of XLink in multiple parts.
>First, a syntax; then, a processing model.  I don't think we have the

         Precisely. The processing model is sticky work, because it 
requires some interaction between working groups that are already bloody 
busy, as it is. Luckily, I'm glad to inform you all that those discussions 
are happening, and will certainly be informed by the discussions and 
experiences of XML-DEVers.

>Hyperlinking has always been something of a hydra, and I'm afraid that the
>delays on XLink have left it a sleepy hydra.  On the other hand, the spec's
>a lot better than it was....

         Now, repeat after me, everyone: "Thank you, Eve."

--->Ben Trafford


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