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   Re: [xml-dev] Current status of XLink

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On Fri, 2004-03-26 at 15:09, Robin Berjon wrote:
> 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 :)

Yes, that's what I meant: either a very simple set of xlink attributes
if you consider that as a separate feature or even xml attributes if you
want to give a strong signal that it should be a core feature of XML
itself (like xml:base).

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