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   Re: [xml-dev] limits of the generic

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Norm Walsh writes:
> Given the recent discussion of XLink and HLink and given that the
> specific example here is href, I get the distinct impression that you
> feel as if someone is trying to force the whole world to use a
> specific set of semantics.
> I don't think your impression is justified by the facts.

It seemed very clear from your initial posting on www-tag that the TAG
was much more interested in forcing XHTML to use the "generic" XLink
than in whether those semantics were appropriate to XHTML.  At least,
that's the impression I get from:

> Recently, the TAG considered the scope of XLink[1]. We concluded[2]
> that XLink should be used for hypertext references in user-interface
> oriented applications.
> In light of this conclusion, it is the unanimous opinion of the TAG
> that XLink should be used for hypertext references in XHTML 2.0. We
> note in particular that:
> * The charter of XHTML 2.0 includes the "design goal is to use generic
>   XML technologies as much as possible". XLink is an existing, generic
>   XML technology.


It is entirely possible that I have forgotten how to read, but I'm
afraid I feel quite firmly that my impression is justified by certain
recent publications, factual or not.

Simon St.Laurent - SSL is my TLA
http://simonstl.com may be my URI
http://monasticxml.org may be my ascetic URI
urn:oid: is another possibility altogether


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