XML Linking Language (XLink) Fundamentals

The XML Linking Language (XLink) specification is, as of July 3, 2000, at Candidate Recommendation stage. The current version can be located at http://www.w3.org/TR/2000/CR-xlink-20000703/.

Unlike XPath and XPointer, XLink syntax is XML compliant.

XLink provides a framework for creating both basic unidirectional links and more complex linking structures. As well as providing more complex linking functions, XLink will provide hyperlinks.

W3C anticipates that XLink will be used in conjunction with XPointers, which were described in the preceding section.

XLink allows elements to be inserted into XML documents to create and describe links between resources. As well as supporting the simple unidirectional ...

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