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   Re: [xml-dev] @href or @src?

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On Saturday 12 February 2005 02:28, Micah Dubinko wrote:
> In XHTML (and XForms) a consistent pattern is emerging.
> href means something the user chooses to traverse, and link activation
> generally replaces the entire document
> src means something that automatically traverses, and link activation
> generally replaces something smaller than the entire document

Yes, now it makes sense to me too, assuming I*m not wrong. A href and src are 
both references, but the /essense/ of the former is to literally be a 
reference(that is its purpose), while it for the latter only is a mechanism 
for achieving something else.

> Both of these are defined in such a way that through modularization
> techniques they can be (and in XHTML 2.0 actually are) defined across
> arbitrary elements.
> And yes, by this measure, XInclude is using the wrong attribute name.
> <shrug>

Yes, according to that system. For curiosity: I had a feel of XInclude being 
spot on, probably because href is more common than src(well, that's a 
subjective matter).




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