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   Re: [xml-dev] Re: Can XLink be fixed?

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"Didier PH Martin" <martind@netfolder.com> wrote:

| It would help to understand why xlink is broken. 

Xlink itself may or may not be broken.  The sanctioned way to use it is

| Off course, we may not like the namespaces or the way namespaces are
| handled 

I believe the critics are in a minority.  That's normal with a maguffin as
long as it continues to enchant.


| but it remains that from W3C, as an institution, we expect consistency 
| and coherency. 

Emerson's aphorism comes to mind. 

| The actual problem is that a particular W3C WG says that there are 
| some showstoppers with Xlink, a respected member of this WG, Ann 
| assured us that we'll have a document stating the reasons why such 
| breakdown is happening 

I agree, we should wait for this document.

| (and thus invalidating the xlink theory/specifications). 

I'm guessing there's nothing particularly wrong with the basic theory.
The problem is in the um, recommended, practice.


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