Analysing XLink (Carr)

From Wed Jul 29 07:26:05 1998
Date:     Wed, 29 Jul 1998 14:15:25 +0200
From:     Lloyd Rutledge <>
Subject:  Analysing XLink

Les Carr of the University of Southampton has asked me to pass this email
along as a post to this group.  It discusses an XLink implementation
that he has begun.  His entry is at the bottom of this post.


Lloyd Rutledge                                         vox: +31 20 592 41 27
CWI (Centrum voor Wiskunde en Informatica)             fax: +31 20 592 41 99
Kruislaan 413,  NL-1098 SJ Amsterdam, The Netherlands  net:
P.O. Box 94079, NL-1090 GB Amsterdam, The Netherlands

As part of the Open Hypermedia Community's "Response to XLink" I have started
to implement a set of JAVA packages for developing XLink-aware applications.

Currently it is at a fairly rudimentary stage testing-wise, but I have
mainly concentrated on trying to make high-level link processing methods
that are generally useful.  There is currently ONE sample application scenario,
based on the LTXML group's ``Knit'' utility, although others are planned.

A document describing the work so far can be found at:

If you would like to have a copy of the software as it exists, please let
me know.  (It builds on top of IBM's XML4JAVA parser & XPointer packages,
but it has added better support for string()-based pointers.)
Leslie Carr
Tel: +44 1703 594479		Fax: +44 1703 592865   
Email:	URL:
Dept of Electronics and Computer Science, University of Southampton SO17 1BJ, UK

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