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   Re: [xml-dev] SkunkLink: a skunkworks XML linking proposal

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On Mon, Jan 06, 2003 at 08:01:05PM -0500, Simon St.Laurent wrote:
> ziggy@panix.com (Adam Turoff) writes:
> >I've heard the praise and hype for HyTime and out-of-line linking,
> >but I can't say as I've seen a single practical need for it.  What
> >would a sensible out-of-line linking language provide that
> >SkunkLink+RDF (or the moral equivalent)  *can't* provide?
> My primary problem with RDF, XLink, and their current moral equivalents
> is their obsession with URIs as magic identifiers.  I've stated a number
> of times that I find working with RDF quite painful because it seems to
> believe that URIs are the one true identifier for everything, and so I'd
> much prefer to work with a dedicated linking vocabulary - but then I
> also find that XLink is not a very good linking vocabulary.

I don't see that as an objection against the moral equivalent of 
SkunkLink+RDF as a replacement for XLink.  I see that as an objection to
using RDF per se as half of that combination.  :-)

Suppose there was a SkunkOOL vocabulary that used tag names to
specify a certain class of out-of-line relationships.  The only
URIs would be the resources being linked through xml:href and
xml:src attributes.  Would such a vocabulary be a sufficient replacement
for XLink for out-of-line linking?

  <ool:document xml:href="http://www.example.com/foobar/";>
   <ool:title>Welcome to FooBar Industries</ool:title>
   <ool:schema type="wxs" xml:href="http://www.example.com/foobar.xsd"/>
   <ool:schema type="rng" xml:href="http://www.example.com/foobar.rng"/>
   <ool:stylesheet type="css"> xml:href="http://www.example.com/foobar.css"/> 
   <ool:stylesheet type="xsl"> xml:href="http://www.example.com/foobar.xsl"/> 



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