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From Stefano Mazzocchi <stef...@apache.org>
Subject Re: First live Cocoon2 site? [cheat]
Date Tue, 23 May 2000 22:29:10 GMT
Ross Burton wrote:
> 
> > What I intended to say is that
> >
> >   <person xlink:href="http://www.apache.org/~stefano/"
> > xlink:type="simple">
> >    <name>Stefano Mazzocchi</name>
> >    <email>stefano@apache.org</email>
> >   </person>
> >
> > is much easier than
> >
> >   <person xlink:type="extended">
> >    <link xlink:href="http://www.apache.org/~stefano/"
> >          xlink:type="locator" xlink:role="remote"/>
> >    <go xlink:from="local" xlink:to="remote"
> >        xlink:show="replace" xlink:actuate="onRequest"/>
> >    <name xlink:role="local">Stefano Mazzocchi</name>
> >    <email xlink:role="local">stefano@apache.org</email>
> >   </person>
> 
> ARGH!  :-)
> 
> > even if they are totally equivalent in functionality. Don't be scared by
> > verbosity, thought! since, given a proper schema, the right above can be
> > written as
> >
> >   <person>
> >    <link xlink:href="http://www.apache.org/~stefano"/>
> >    <go/>
> >    <name>Stefano Mazzocchi</name>
> >    <email>stefano@apache.org</email>
> >   </person>
> 
> A bit better...
> 
> > When XMLSchema will be a reality, it would be even simpler
> >
> >   <person homepage="http://www.apache.org/~stefano/">
> >    <name>Stefano Mazzocchi</name>
> >    <email>stefano@apache.org</email>
> >   </person>
> >
> > then the attribute "homepage" would inherit "xlink:href", without
> > requiring document writers to ever know anything about XLink at all!
> > (which is why HTML was so successful)
> 
> Possible now?  I've read that Xerces supports Schema validation, but does it
> support this sort of inheritance?

Of course it's possible now: we just have to implement the code to do
it. :)

(but I hope the Xerces guys help on this)

-- 
Stefano Mazzocchi      One must still have chaos in oneself to be
                          able to give birth to a dancing star.
<stefano@apache.org>                             Friedrich Nietzsche
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