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   RE: [xml-dev] XLINK support in browsers

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At 02:31 PM 4/3/2005, Michael Kay wrote:
>Sorry, I missed this part of the question. I thought I was the document
>designer. If I'm just a document author and someone else has designed the
>schema, then I do what I'm told.

         Okay, so you do what you're told. You're probably getting told 
this by somebody who makes about $40k a year, and has some minimal level of 
XML experience. This mid-level tech writing professional has no idea about 
the deep history of linking in the markup world, and has to figure out how 
he's going to make this work. He also has a mandate to use standard tools 
to transform this stuff into HTML content on his company's website, and PDF 
documents for delivery to customers.

         What does this guy do? Build his own linking language? Rely on XSL 
and CSS's nonexistent support for complicated linking? Tries to convert 
one-to-many documents links into something HTML can use via funky scripting 

         What does he do?

         I'm interested in your perspective on this, as one of the more 
vocal XLink critics. My guess? Our mid-level tech writing professional is 
screwed, given the current state of technology.



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