[xml-h] 1-to-many HTML links, prototyped

Bob DuCharme bobdc at snee.com
Mon Jan 20 20:47:07 GMT 2003

At 1/20/03 12:57 PM, Jonas Jørgensen wrote:
>I like this solution far better than the <nl/> element[1] in the XHTML 2.0 
>draft. Have you considered proposing this for XHTML 2.0?

Thanks. My original idea was to demo how to combine XSLT with the DevEdge 
JavaScript code to prototype an implementation for any proposed one-to-many 
link markup, so that even someone who says that it should look like 
<foo><bar baz="link-end-1"/><bar baz="link-end-2"/></foo> could then show 
it in action.

Isn't the 'a' element being deprecated from XHTML 2, anyway? Such a 
proposal would probably be better off coming from someone on the WG, not 
from me. Maybe they could simple add 'a' to this deprecated element, which 
would actually make the DTD simpler. This whole part of the XHTML 1 DTD 
could be dropped,

   <!-- a elements use %Inline; excluding a -->

   <!ENTITY % a.content
      "(#PCDATA | %special; | %fontstyle; | %phrase; | %inline.forms; | 

and the declaration of 'a' could simply say this:

   <!ELEMENT a %Inline;>

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