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   Re: [xml-dev] XLINK support in browsers

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Razvan MIHAIU wrote:
> I know that FF is based on Mozilla, but I read that they want to 
> concentrate on FF.

Firefox is build from Mozilla, which is something different. You are
talking about the Mozilla Suite which is also build from Mozilla but no
longer an official Mozilla Foundation product.

> I just checked their web site and it seems that there is going to be
> a Mozilla 1.9.

Really? Is this Mozilla Platform 1.9 or Mozilla Suite 1.9 or perhaps 
Gecko 1.9? And will it be an official product?

>>> I think that we should look into the direction of Firefox but I
>>> do not have any hope that FF will implement those features soon.
>>> Currently, FF 1.01 does not support simple links.
>> Really? What is your testcase for that? It works for me.
> I tried with an XML file:

You need to declare some styles obviously. (Although you could make this
work by adding <?xml-stylesheet?> right after the XML Declaration.

> And with an HTML file:

XLink was never designed to work in text/html documents. Furthermore,
namespaces are not a defined specification for text/html documents either.

> Both fail under FF.

The first actually works, but as long as you do not add styling Firefox
just shows the source.

>>> FF tries to be a 'mainstream' browser, so, implementing features
>>> that are not used by any site I know cannot be on their priority
>>> list.
>> By any site *you* know?
> Yes, by any site I know.

Perhaps I misunderstood, but did you said that because you consider
yourself a mainstream user or so?

> You are quite an arrogant person, aren't you ?

Care to explain?

> Provide examples of sites using XLINKS.

There are no sites using XLink that I know of. I do know that you need
simple XLink support for SVG and there are some sites out there s

>> Not sure what you are talking about.
> Yes, that could be a problem in any conversation.

Taking things out of context does not make your point any stronger. If 
you have a point.

  Anne van Kesteren


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