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View Poll Results: XLink or HLink for XHTML 2?

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  • XLink, keep in line with the XML standards

    1 25.00%
  • HLink, XLink doesn't go far enough

    0 0%
  • Why not have both?

    0 0%
  • I think I'll stick to HTML and maybe XHTML 1 for now

    2 50.00%
  • XLink and HLink both suck. Give me a better specification.

    1 25.00%
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Thread: HLink or XLink?

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    HLink or XLink?

    http://xml.com/pub/a/2002/10/02/deviant.html

    http://xml.com/pub/a/2002/10/02/taglines.html

    Well, the W3C is having a bit of a civil war right now. The HLink specification has met with outright hostility by the W3C Technical Architecture Group. The HTML Working Group accuses TAG of not developing XLink enough to support them in XHTML 2.0.

    http://www.w3.org/TR/2002/WD-hlink-20020913/

    http://www.w3.org/TR/xlink/

    I'm wondering what you guys think. Which should XHTML favor?
    Last edited by Alex Vincent; 10-05-2002 at 06:54 AM.
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    XLink. It is a well-established web standard, and I feel is suitable for any hyperlinking task.

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    Well, personally I think the arguments about XLink not being good enough are quite adequate. It doesn't make a lot of sense to me to force script elements in XHTML 2 use xlink:href and a whole bunch of other attributes.
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