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   Re: [xml-dev] RDDL(2): new version up

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On Sun, 2004-01-18 at 23:49, Jonathan Borden wrote:

> I see your objection. Would the following be acceptable:
> <div rddl:nature="..."
> 	rddl:purpose="...">
> ...
> </div>
> alternatively:
> <rddl:resource
> 	rddl:nature="..."
> 	rddl:purpose="...">
> ....
> </rddl:resource>

Hmmm... How would we link the nature and purpose to the link target

RDDL 1.0 lets you define several <a/> links in a rddl:resource, such as

<rddl:resource id="v0.2" 
  xlink:href="/0/2/" xlink:type="simple" xlink:show="none" 
<div class="resource">
<h3><a href="/0/2/">V0.2</a></h3>
  <li>Addition of several sections (limitations, acknowledgements, history and legal) </li>
  <li>Clarifications after comments through xml-dev and private mails.</li>
  <li>Addition of an history section in <a href="compile.xsl">compile.xsl</a></li>
  <li>Creation of a W3C XML Schema for examplotron (<a href="examplotron.xsd">examplotron.xsd</a>).</li>
  <li>Start to feed the resources section.</li>

I find that very handy, but how would you know which @href should be
chosen when there are multiple <a/> in a single rddl:resource without 
giving separate definitions?

And if we had to write :

<rddl:resource id="v0.2" 

Or even

<div id="v0.2" 

The difference with the current syntax seems pretty much limited to a
boycott of XLink which doesn't seem to be a benefit by itself to me!

The current version is verbose, but I think that this verbosity is
required for its expressive power. 

Note that it can easily be compacted for edition when needed: I use a
"RDDL compact XML syntax" which is XSLT transformed into plain RDDL for
publication and this lets me add extra goodies such as TOC and indexes

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