Moving Toward Generic Hypertext Applications
Still hoping for a silver lining
- W3C Support The W3C's own standards are still barely using XLink. Getting XLink built into W3C standards seems like a good first step, but it may be a long road. Similarly, even the W3C's Amaya browser lacks generic XML and XLink support.
- Browser Support Microsoft has remained very quiet about XLink support. Mozilla does support simple links, though for an older draft.
- Application Support XLink has potential for a wide range of data-oriented XML tasks within traditionally non-hypertext applications. Whether or not XLink provides enough tools for that work and whether application developers will see XLink as a plus remains to be seen.
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