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Real World XML by Steven Holzner

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The xlink:show Attribute

You use the XLink xlink:show attribute to indicate how you want the linked-to resource displayed when the link is activated. The xlink:show attribute has five values that are predefined:

  • embed— Embeds the linked-to resource in the current resource.

  • new— Opens a new display area, such as a new window, to display the new resource.

  • none— Does not show the resource. (It can also mean that the application's behavior is not constrained by this markup.)

  • other— Indicates some setting other than those that are predefined (and usually means that the application should refer to other markup for more information).

  • replace— Replaces the current resource, in the same window, if there is one.

Even though xlink:show has these predefined ...

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