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Re: [xml-dev] xlink 1.1

Simon, xlink also appears in the Open Office specs as well.



On 02/27/2010 05:29 AM, Simon St.Laurent wrote:
> Henry S. Thompson wrote:
>> In one respect, yes: XLink 1.1 defines a simple profile, and allows
>> the use of xlink:href without an accompanying xlink:type.  As a result
>> of this change such usage, which is already widespread in SVG and
>> DocBook, becomes conformant.  AKA paving the footpaths.
> I suppose - I guess it's fair to say that I find this severely 
> underwhelming.  And my understanding was that IRIs were permitted 
> (though not required) by XLink, as it didn't strictly define URIs.
> XLink support as a general feature seems to be vanishing, as the 
> copied August message below from Henri Sivonen points out.
> It seems like there may well be necromancers who want this particular 
> re-animation, but in general it seems likely to stay dead.  Zombies 
> and spectres can march the earth, but most folks won't encounter them.
> I do still regularly dream of XLink-based applications, though - I've 
> just concluded I can't actually have them in the contexts where I'd 
> like them.
> Thanks,

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