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Re: [xml-dev] xlink 1.1

"Simon St.Laurent" <simonstl@simonstl.com> writes:
> Dave Pawson wrote:
>> http://www.w3.org/TR/2010/PR-xlink11-20100225/Overview-diff10.html
>> diff to 1.0
>> PR http://www.w3.org/TR/xlink11/
> Um, why?

I'm probably as responsible as anyone. And for my efforts, I got
to be the editor, so I've clearly paid for my sins :-)

Years ago, when DocBook was deciding how to do linking in DocBook
V5.0, we decided to use xlink:href.

> Is the shift from URI to IRI that important?

Not to me. To me, it's point 1 of http://www.w3.org/TR/xlink10-ext/
that's important to me: making simple XLinks an application-level

> Are there users of XLink demanding revision?

In order for DocBook V5.0 to be conformant to XLink w/o attribute
defaulting, we needed XLink 1.1 so that the xlink:type attribute is

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