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XML Companion, The, Third Edition by Neil Bradley

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Background

The XLink standard is much more sophisticated than the linking scheme built in to the XML standard, and involves a number of concepts that need to be understood before the details of the syntax of this standard can be explored.

Resources, links and traversal

The purpose of a link is to allow transversal from one resource to another (from a 'starting-resource' to an 'ending-resource'). In the following example, it is possible to traverse from resource 'A' to resource 'B':

It is important to reinforce the distinction between linking and traversing. In the example above, it is only possible to traverse from 'A' to 'B' because these two ...

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