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   Re: [xml-dev] XLink 1.1 - Discard "locator-type elements"?

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At 04:58 AM 3/10/02, AndrewWatt2000@aol.com wrote:
>The more I delve into the XLink 1.0 Recommendation the less clear the purpose
>and value of the so-called "locator-type" element becomes.
>The main (only significant?) purpose of a locator-type element seems to be to
>hold an xlink:href attribute.
>If the specification for the xlink:from and xlink:to attributes on an
>arc-type element were amended from allowing an NCName to a URI it seems to me
>that the locator-type element and its xlink:href attribute could be dispensed

Note that multiple locators can share the same role, allowing a single arc 
element to create multiple arcs between locations.

Note also that more than one locator can identify the same resource in 
different roles, clarifying the structure of a complex link which may have 
many arcs.

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