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   Re: [xml-dev] how would one define credible linking?

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> What exactly does everyone mean by credible linking?
> >From my view, it seems we each have a slightly different idea about it. For 
> me, I'd call a linking method credible, if it works in more than one app. 
> For example, I do a lot of web work and I'm dissatisfied that Mozilla uses 
> Xlink (an alternative is XSLT), Opera uses some CSS to make XML links work 
> (no Xlink or XSLT), and in IE you need to use XSLT to get a link working (no 
> CSS trick or Xlink). That, to me, makes each method non-credible/worthless.

I think you have the right idea here.   XLink is not yet really credible 
because everyone feels they can get away with ignoring it.  The W3C should be 
*making* XLink credible by encouraging its use in specs where applicable, and 
providing advocacy to implementors so we have less of the mess you point out.

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