Xlink and XML Base : two new recommendations of the W3C

Posté mar 03/07/2001 - 00:00
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The W3C, (World Wide Web Consortium), which European pole is set up within the premises of the INRIA at Sophia Antipolis, continues its works in the development of central specifications for the setting up of a web structure which is stable and extensible. Two new recommendations have then been published, concerning Xlink and XML Base. The XML Linking and XML Base language, as the announce release of the W3C mentioned, increase the power for the implementing of XML hyperlinks. Xlink allows the insertion of elements in XML documents in order to create and to describe links between resources, either internal or external to an original document. XML Base allow to specify a basic URI address (Uniform Resource Identifier) in order to establish links in XML documents.Both Xlink and XML Base add power and richness to the XML family. They bring the necessary functions for the setting up of rich and strong XML applications. Works in progress for the W3C on the Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) back on Xlink to reference and to use other XML languages, such as XHTML or MathML. Read the press release.

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