Hypertext for the 1970s
XLink promises a basic level of functionality, but more than HTML
- Myth HTML's hypertext functionality provided developers with a magical new set of tools for weaving hypertext webs.
- Reality HTML's hypertext tools are remarkably simple, even crude. As sites grow larger, link management becomes incredibly complicated.
- Promise XLink will provide a next generation of linking tools for XML that are more sophisticated than HTML but still simple enough for people and programs to manage.
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