XML Link Questions (again)

Neil Bradley neil at bradley.co.uk
Sat Jan 10 18:28:42 GMT 1998

I posted the following before, but got no response. Perhaps not the 
the XML syntax spec/ if finsihed, linking issues will get more 

Having read the XML Link specification, I have a few questions.

In both the XML Language and XML Link schemes, a target element can be
identified by its ID value. Is it possible using XML Link to target an
element in a document that does not have a DTD, and if so, how is the
target attribute identified, by a fixed attribute name of 'Id'?

Does STRING(1,'testing',0) only select the first character of 
'testing', or the whole word. If the first character, can DITTO() be
used to specify a range from 't' to 'g', and is DITTO() assumed to
start from the enclosing element or from the first character of
testing, in which case can DITTO() actually find it?

What impact does case-sensitivity have on the default and replacement
attribute names and values. Is 'HREF' or 'href' the default resource
locator name, and must 'XML-ATTRIBUTES' (or 'xml-attributes') contain
case-sensitive values ('HREF TARGET TITLE REFTITLE' or 'href target
title RefTitle').



Neil Bradley - Author of The Concise SGML Companion.
neil at bradley.co.uk

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