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From Nicola Ken Barozzi <>
Subject [FYI] HLink working draft arrives
Date Mon, 16 Sep 2002 13:59:50 GMT
HLink working draft arrives
16:22, 13 Sep 2002 UTC | Simon St.Laurent

The HTML Working Group has published an initial Working Draft of HLink: 
Link Recognition for the XHTML Family, offering an answer to looming 
questions about the role of linking in XHTML.

provides XHTML Family Members with the ability to specify which 
attributes of elements represent Hyperlinks, and how those hyperlinks 
should be traversed, and extends XLink use to a wider class of languages 
than those restricted to the syntactic style allowed by XLink.

HLink addresses a wide range of conflicts between the style of linking 
that XLink mandates and existing XHTML practice, and also provides a 
generic approach to permitting the resolution of such conflicts in any 
XHTML (or perhaps XML) context.

Steven Pemberton, HTML Working Group chair, described a variety of 
situations where the XLink approach may not be optimal. Norm Walsh 
previously summarized a number of issues around XLink. Discussion of 
these issues has appeared on a number of forums, including xml-dev, 
www-html, www-forms, and www-tag.

Nicola Ken Barozzi         
             - verba volant, scripta manent -
    (discussions get forgotten, just code remains)

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