> Well, what I donīt 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 html view of an extended link is an example of visualisation. XML is strong because it contains only datas, that you can visualize as you like. XLink are based on the same "spririt" than XML. I think that your first solution is good, because you could want to build an
HTML document from your XML Datas, as it is already possible, but declaring links. Links are XML elements, no, I should say, each XML element can be a link, and this is a big improvement compared to HTML.
So, if you want to show your XML Datas, you can want to associate a script to the XML element declared as a link...
In my opinion, XLinks allows you to say : " this element can be associated with other notions, that can be accessed from some url, or from other parts of XML Documents, with XPointer...
I hope you can understand what I want to explain ...
> 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 think XLinks, with simple and extended links, can also be very powerful, as I said above...
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