XLink and XSL...

Subject: XLink and XSL...
From: Guy_Murphy@xxxxxxxxxx
Date: Wed, 24 Feb 1999 10:46:21 +0000

Is anybody looking at how XLink might be integrated with XSL?

Given that the navigation metaphor is often a major part of a Web site UI,
and in the future XLink (or XLink-like mark-up) as a resource external from
an XML document might we the method of choice for a lot of designers, I
think this might be of great import to XSL.

I haven't looked at XLink in any great detail (intend to try and correct
that this week-end), but are we going to have to look at a mechanism for
XSL to combine or take two input trees? Or do we have to wait on XML parser
support for XLink directly.

If it's an XSL concern then a mechanism can probably be produced that will
have application beyond XLink. If it's an XML parser concern then we might
end up with a highly specific solution.

It seems to me that XLink might only be the start of formalising the moving
of meta-data to resources external to the document, in particular
site/application-wide meta-data.

Anybody given any head-space to this?

     Guy Murphy
     Web Developer
     The Dialog Corporation plc.

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