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From Donald Ball <>
Subject Re: XLink Processor for Cocoon
Date Wed, 17 May 2000 18:36:53 GMT
On Wed, 17 May 2000, Bruno Dumon wrote:

> Hi,
> We are students, and as part of our final project, we have developed an XLink 
> processor for Cocoon.
> What it actually does is interpreting the XLink descriptions which are present
> in a XML file and it converts them to simple XLinks, which can then be converted
> to HTML links using an XSLT stylesheet. It may sound simple, but since with 
> XLink it's possible to describe a link in document A wich actually starts from
> document B, it's necessary to remember these links. There's also some support
> for XPointer.
> For those who would like to take a look at it, we've made it available at:
> It comes with some small demos illustrating the possibilities. Please see the
> README file in the package for installation instructions. The program is (of
> course) just a 'proof of concept', it's not very well tested.

Hey, that's not bad at all! Would you care to comment on the pros and cons
of using XLinks v.s. XIncludes?

- donald

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