[xml-h] link typing
simonstl at simonstl.com
Tue Jan 21 11:48:38 GMT 2003
jcowan at reutershealth.com (John Cowan) writes:
>The values of xlink:type are not link types, but element types; they
>indicate nothing about the link, but only indicate the (attribute)
>syntax of the element to which they are attached. In fact, all of
>these represent auxiliary element types except "simple" and
>"extended", and these so-called types differ only in syntax.
>The true XLink representation of "link types" in the sense you mean is
XLink piles an awful lot of stuff into attriibutes, and roles are pretty
opaque. I have to confess that I feel a ridiculous amount of freedom in
working on VELLUM, largely because I don't have to worry about how to
integrate types and roles with other XML vocabularies that may simply
Also, SkunkLink seems in many ways to simply throw away those questions,
a different route but one that greatly simplifies the task of figuring
out what to do with a link.
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