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Sams Teach Yourself XML in 24 Hours, Third Edition by Michael Morrison

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Chapter 22. Addressing and Linking XML Documents

 

Writing for the Web without linking is like eating without digesting. It’s literary bulimia.

 
 --Doc Searls

So maybe that quote is a little strong in regard to the importance of linking on the Web, but the underlying point is still very much valid. Just as XML has been leveraged to improve other facets of the Web such as the core syntax and structure of HTML, so is it being used to improve upon the very linking mechanism that forms the interconnections between pages on the Web. I’m referring to XLink, which is the XML linking technology that allows you to carry out advanced linking between XML documents. Coupled with another important XML technology called XPointer, XLink builds on the premise of ...

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