Members of the W3C XLink/XSL Joint Task Force (XML Linking and XSL Working Groups) have released a conceptual model specification for the interaction of XLink linking elements and styling. The document XML Linking and Style has been published as a W3C NOTE, and addresses the (hitherto unclarified) "interaction of XLink linking elements and styling." Background to the NOTE is provided in the document Introduction: "Linking and styling have significant interactions: on the one hand, style may be applied to elements because they participate in links; on the other hand, selecting a link may modify, replace, or create a new document which must then be styled. This note introduces a conceptual model for describing the interactions of XLink linking elements and styling. It then shows how this model may be applied in two different ways: (1) using current and anticipated technologies supported by existing W3C Recommendations [and Working Drafts, Candidate Recommendations, and Proposed Recommendations]. (2) in an environment where the XSLT processor provides significantly more functionality for linking and contains several new features." Appendix B contains the (Non-Normative) "Summary of Proposed Changes to XSLT."
The members of the XLink/XSL Joint Task Force include: Sharon Adler, IBM; Anders Berglund, IBM; Paul Grosso, Arbortext; Eduardo Gutentag, Sun; Chris Maden; Eve Maler, Sun (Chair); Norman Walsh, Sun (Editor).