Well, what I don´t understand, is how they fit into the XML framework. Are they visual links for use with som XSLT - generated format or are they abstract entities for mapping XML - documents against each other or maybe something else.
The one really usable mechanism brought by this XML Linking Language as I see it, is the "relative-in-document-adressing mechanism" in XPointer...
I can understand that it is difficult to visualize XLink, and particularly extended Links. Unfortunately there are not really XLink supporting software at the moment. One of the reason is that XLinks are not a W3C recommendation, but are only in last call, I think...
So, without any software to visualize extended links, I agree it is not so easy...
In a book, I saw a good representation of this : it was in an HTML page. There was a classical hypertext link, but when you clicked on it, it opened a menu where you could choose between differents destinations...
Hope this will help you to understand a bit better what extended links are ....
jakob raderius a écrit :
Hi All! Where can I find some XLink - supporting software (browsers, Java - apps and the like).The W3C Candidate Recommendation is a bit vague on the implementation details I think... TIA Jakob
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