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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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