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Xlink and Xpointer

mayur dhawan
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Joined: Sep 20, 2005
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Hi,
I am a newbie, just started looking into XML. I was going through Xlink and Xpointer. Now, the problem is that when we put HREF's in HTML we can see the page in a browser and go the specified document.However, if we load the XML with Xlink's in browser we can see the XML only , its not similar to HTML. So, what's the use of the linking when we can't see and browse?

It might be a very bad question. But its bothering me.

Thanks,
dhawanmayur
Ulf Dittmer
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Joined: Mar 22, 2005
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XML is not HTML. If you want something that a browser can render (including following links), use HTML and HREF tags.

I'm not aware of a browser that supports XLink; where it is currently used it's for other purposes (machine processing, mostly).
mayur dhawan
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Joined: Sep 20, 2005
Posts: 29
Hi Ulf Dittmer ,
Thanks for the response. Can you please elaborate what kind of maching processing is done using Xlink?

Thanks,
dhawanmayur
Ulf Dittmer
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Reading some of the documents linked on the XLink/XPointer home page should give you a start, especially regarding how XLink improves upon HTML links.
 
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