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   Re: [xml-dev] Current status of XLink

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Eric van der Vlist wrote:
> Who knows if something really basic such as reserved xml:id and xml:href
> attributes wouldn't have been a big (and messy) success?

XLink is too flexible (and as a consequence too verbose) to be 
successful in a culture that emerged from a/@href. Wouldn't something 
along the lines of xlink:href + xlink:src + xlink:ref (and perhaps a 
xlink:multi to flag multi links) be sufficient for the needs of most, 
far simpler to use than the current XLink (for simple links), and more 
likely of success? It does nothing to address all the complex linking 
needs, but those would be easier to build later once at least the simple 
parts of the spec are successful :)

Robin Berjon


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