ISSUE-2042: Consider adding adding non-NS linking syntax

XLink-less Linking

Consider adding adding non-NS linking syntax

Raised by:
Doug Schepers
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Going forward, consider the implications of supporting null-namespace 'href' and 'src' attributes where we currently require 'xlink:href' attributes, to align with HTML syntax. This would be an addition, rather than a replacement of existing syntax, and would probably involve some sort of reflection.

Which syntax would we require authoring tools to export (if any)?

What effect would this have on the larger toolchain (including XML-only tools) and e.g. Illustrator? What steps would need to be taken to minimize problems?

Is this something that authors want? Would this help implementors?

If this is allowed in SVG, should HTML also allow this sort of reflection for e.g., <html:script href="">, in order to be simpler for authoring?


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Related emails:
  1. Minutes, Raleigh F2F 2009 day 5 (from on 2009-06-13)
  2. Minutes, 25 May 2009 SVG f2f (from on 2009-05-25)
  3. Minutes, May 20 2009 SVG WG telcon (from on 2009-05-20)
  4. Re: @xlink:href Aliasing (SVG ISSUE-2042) (was: <link> and <param> in SVG) (from on 2009-05-05)
  5. Minutes, March 19 2009 telcon (from on 2009-03-20)
  6. ISSUE-2042 (XLink-less Linking ): Consider adding adding non-NS linking syntax [SVG Core 2.0] (from on 2008-08-27)

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