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   Re: [xml-dev] [Fwd: The problems with Xlink for integration langu ages]

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Micah Dubinko <MDubinko@cardiff.com> wrote:

| By posting here on xml-dev, I am asking someone representing the Linking 
| WG to step in and make a public statement, just as Steven Pemberton 
| commented on the views of the HTML WG.

Could we expect to hear anything except "What's the problem?"?

Regarding B2, I think the response could be a counter-challenge.  After
all, you need merely put some ATTLISTs with xlink:whatever in, and then
consult a PE maven to grind the details.
| XLink has done more than any other effort to educate about the possibilites
| of linking beyond <a href=.. This stuff is too important to stay hidden
| away.

The W3C does not work that way.  It's an industry consortium, not an open
forum.  Nevertheless, you are expected to take it on faith that politics
are not a factor, and nothing is "too important" not to be hidden if that
would oil the gears of W3C process better.  Consider this exchange:


(I realized that my basic point, "If it's fundamental technology, it can't
be confidential.", was never going to be addressed.)


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