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Re: [xml-dev] XPointer is dead. What about XLink?

Henri Sivonen wrote:
> On Aug 27, 2009, at 16:49, Simon St.Laurent wrote:
>> Simple links are supported in a few browsers, but that particular 
>> dream faded.
> Support is on its way out:
> https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=516906
> https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=515494
> The non-support on MathML elements is an accident. Most of the SVG stuff 
> doesn't really use XLink facilities but uses the same attribute names, 
> which pretty much shows how a generic mechanism is a failure in practice.

I'd be cautious about using XLink to generalize about the failure of 
generic mechanism, given the large number of other problems it had, both 
technical and cultural.

However, it does seem clear that this dream is not merely faded, but dead.

Simon St.Laurent

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