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

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Ah, but there are only two "XLink *linking* elements": simple and 
extended.  The other four "XLink elements" are used in various ways to 
supplement the definition of links.

I guess we should have called them the six "XLink architectural 
forms". :-)


Ronald Bourret wrote:

> "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 Maler                                    +1 781 442 3190
Sun Microsystems XML Technology Center   eve.maler @ sun.com


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