Re: Link Evolution

From: Murray Altheim (
Date: Wed Apr 18 2001 - 15:32:30 PDT

Lee Iverson wrote:
> In message <>, Murray Altheim writes:
> >
> >If I'm correct that XHTML 2.0 ends up using XLink, there'll be hooks
> >inherently there to add the sorts of metadata, or links to metadata
> >that we could use either within the document or external to it. Even
> >an attribute containing a link into a link maintenance database for
> >the document would be fairly simple:
> >
> > <a id="x37" href="somewhere.html"
> > linkdb="../linkproc?mydoc.html#x37">text</a>
> >
> >[or something a lot more intelligent...]
> Actually, (exaggerating a little) I'm only interested in typed links
> if there is some mechanism to associate link types with some sort of
> ontology. For example, if link types can be related to properties in
> some sort of RDF/S schema. Maybe link types should actually be URI
> references, and could thus be penetrable to agents or some other sort
> of intelligent assistants.

I think we're thinking along similar lines. If the full complement of
XLink attributes is declared on XHTML 2.0's link elements, then I'm
guessing this shouldn't be too difficult. The only requirement is the
availability of common ontologies, something I'm endeavouring to provide
(in my copious spare time).


Murray Altheim, SGML/XML Grease Monkey <mailto:altheim&#64;>
XML Technology Center
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