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   Re: [xml-dev] Current status of XLink

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On Thu, 2004-03-25 at 09:44, Andrew Welch wrote:
> What is the current status of Xlink?
> I have googled around quite a bit but only found information that is
> over 2 years old...  Has anyone done anything with it?

I have implemented systems using XLink in telecommunications, automotive
and defense industries. From time to time, I encounter XLink
implementations made by others, for example in topic maps and recently
in an AECMA DTD variant.

XLink hasn't exactly taken off like a rocket, but it is used quite a bit
more than it may first appear.

As for anything exciting happening, well, nothing earth shattering as
far as I know, but there are interesting things going on deep inside
various corporations. The problem is that most of these solutions remain
inhouse, so they don't get much publicity.

> I ask because I have a custom independent linking solution, that
> potentially has to process Xlinks as well.  I suspect the requirement
> has come from a manager, rather than a developer, who would like a
> one-to-many indpendent linking ability and read the 2 year old
> evangelising on the subject.
> Where can I find some more recent information?

Try the Cover Pages at http://www.oasis-open.org/cover/xll.html. Even
though most of the links are old, the information at the other end may
be updated more recently.



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