Programming for Links
Building Sets of Graphs
- Generic Linking If and when the world standardizes on XLink, developing processors for hypertext linking shouldn't be the custom job it is today. Link extraction and processing should become a task for libraries rather than precisely crafted software.
- Interpretation The current specification leaves a lot of questions open, especially about processing extended links. Answering those questions in a way that can move across applications is (presently) difficult.
- Linking as Integration XLink promises to let developers treat the relationships beween XML documents much the way they treat XML: as part of a solution that can be mapped into many different application areas. XLink provides a layer on top of XML that allows developers to work with sets of documents as well as individual documents.
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Copyright 1999 Simon St.Laurent