[XML-SIG] XLink support from Python?
Wed, 12 May 1999 21:35:28 -0600
> > [...] Still, the basics that we have are enough to allow us
> > write/manipulate XML with basic "embed" and "replace" links.
> The "embed" and "replace" junk in XLink is incredibly underspecified and I
> think that it is pretty dangerous to interpret them. For instance,
> according to what justification do you treat a link to an XML element
> differently from a link to a PDF document (or do you have a model that
> also allows those to be embedded). It seems to me that "embed", "replace"
> et. al. are behavioral junk for browsers -- no more, no less. You should
> treat an "embed" of an XML element as you would an embed of a JPEG -- the
> XLink spec. does.
And I thought _I_ was always on the W3C's case!
But you do have a good point here, as you did with XSLT/XSLF. We really just
lifted the XLink terminology and format and invented whatever behavior seemed
reasonable to us.
I did read your long missive on the topic to xlxp, xsl-list and XML-DEV. I'll
be curious to follow the debate. I am familiar with the concept of
transclusions from pute maths, but not in the SGML/XML context, so I am
Wot? No </rant> close tag? Tsk tsk.
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