Date: Sun, 31 Dec 2000 20:11:15 -0800 From: Tim Bray <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: XML-Dev Mailing list <email@example.com> Subject: XNRL
The idea, most fully worked out by Jonathan Borden, of overloading the HTML <link> element to serve as related-resource xlinks, is cool, but I see two problems with it:
1. I'd like to tie the xlink to the related resource to the prose that defines it 2. If you overload <link>, you get into difficulties with href= vs xlink:href=... - due to parts of the design of namespaces and xlink that make several people uncomfortable, but the problem is there.
#1 is probably solve-able by giving the <link>s an id= and pointing at them from the prose, but that feels a bit awkward. #2 I think is a real problem (or am I missing something?).
So, here's a plan B proposal...
So far, there's no place for media-type, is it really useful to dispatch on at the end of the day? Lots of other things could be done, but this is a place for the dare-to-do-less principle.
I went and locked up xnrl.org, but it was a Bad Network Solutions Day and it kinda croaked halfway through, the actual name isn't important.
Time to de-geek and do New Year's Eve stuff... best of the millennium to y'all. -T