[tei-council] url vs xlink:href
sebastian.rahtz at computing-services.oxford.ac.uk
Mon Feb 14 08:26:54 EST 2005
John A. Walsh wrote:
> Hi All,
> This may have been discussed before I recently joined the council, but
> is there a reason why P5 uses "url" instead of "xlink:href" for its
> general purpose linking attribute?
"This has since been rejected once it was
realized that in TEI this attribute can point to multiple
places (i.e., is of type <ident
type="datatype">tei.pointers</ident>), unlike the HTML
attribute which can only point to one element."
You may well argue that we should make the ability to point to multiple
be a special case, or not allowed at all.
The endless problems caused by trying to implement xml:lang and xml:id
make me feel decidely against xlink:href. "href" would be plausible,
mind the above.
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