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   Re: [xml-dev] Current status of XLink

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Andrew Welch wrote:
> What is the current status of Xlink?

Well, it hasn't really taken off. Mozilla is making steps to support XLink and 
XPointer [1], also xml:base [2][3]. Other browsers have largely neglected these, 
to my knowledge. I have heard of a few players who are using XLink, but I can't 
remember who they are at the moment. %^} John Simpson's /XPath and XPointer/ 
offers some worthwhile help. [4]


[1] http://www.mozilla.org/newlayout/xml/#linking
[2] http://www.w3.org/TR/xmlbase/
[3] http://www.mozilla.org/newlayout/xml/#other-general
[4] http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/xpathpointer/index.html

p.s. If this is any help, here is an example of simple links and xml:base that I 
have lying around. It works in in Moz :


<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<?xml-stylesheet href="base.css" type="text/css"?>

<links xml:base="http://www.xml.com/";
<heading>Resources on XML.com.</heading>
<block>Start here:
  <link xlink:type="simple" xlink:href="index.csp">Home</link> </block>
  <link xlink:type="simple" xlink:href="/programming/">Programming articles</link> :
  <link xlink:type="simple" xlink:href="/schemas/">Schema articles</link> :
  <link xlink:type="simple" xlink:href="/style/">Style articles</link>
<block xml:base="/images/">Logo for XML.com:
  <link xlink:type="simple" xlink:href="logo_tagline.jpg">logo</link>


/* CSS stylesheet for base.xml */

links {
  size-size: 12px

heading {
  font-size: 26px;
  margin: 10px 10px 10px 10px

block {
  margin: 10px 10px 10px 15px

link:link,link:visited,link:active {
  font-style: italic;
  text-decoration: none;
  color: black

link:hover {
  background-color: skyblue;
  text-decoration: underline


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