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   Re: [xml-dev] Re: "There are six XLink elements" - True or False? Discus

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"XLink linking element" is formally defined, "XLink element" is
informally defined. From section 2.1:

   [Definition: It is made explicit by an XLink linking element,
   which is an XLink-conforming XML element that asserts the
   existence of a link.] There are six XLink elements; only two
   of them are considered linking elements. The others provide
   various pieces of information that describe the characteristics
   of a link.

I also don't think this is confusing. I sat down to really read the spec
for the first time the other day and had no problems with this.

-- Ron

"Eve L. Maler" wrote:
> I had thought there was a formal definition of the term in there, but
> on looking at it now, I see there isn't.  In presentations and
> tutorials I've done, I have defined "XLink element" as shorthand for
> an element that has an xlink:type attribute and conforms to the
> constraints dictated by the type chosen.  (Also note that "XLink
> element type" has the same problem.)


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