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

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On Mon, 6 Jan 2003 14:29:32 -0800 , you wrote:

>I've spent some time thinking about XLink, HLink, and why hardly anybody
>likes either one enough to cough up an implementation.
>My impression is that both XLink and HLink miss the 80/20 mark; both cover
>an amazingly rich amount of ground for a version 1.0 specification. Nearly
>everyone I talk to agrees that smaller, more understandable, more modular
>specifications would be better. A smaller specification that leaves room to
>grow might be a better approach.

I frequently use XLink simple links, and to me, the greatest benefit
is the ability (using XPointer) to link to a specific region (for lack
of a better word) of an XML document without having to modify the
document as you do to use a fragment identifier in HTML.

This linking is independent of display (as it should be), but can be
used to by an XSLT stylesheet to generate suitable HTML links.

Paul Spencer


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