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On Wed, 4 May 2005 10:48:31 -0400, "Ray Denenberg, Library of Congress"
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> > I'd change it to required, and then update it to optional if the W3
> > adopts 1.1.
>
> So you would advocate mandating that every occurrence of xlink:href="xxx"
> be explicitly accompanied by xlink:type="simple"?

I would.

However, given that the changes proposed for 1.1 of xlink would solve
this problem -- that the spec mandates the xlink:type attribute, and
that whoever wrote the schema for it didn't like that so used a default
attribute instead, which means documents that use xlink but leave out
the xlink:type attribute aren't valid without the presence of the schema
-- perhaps it's best to just wait a bit and see.

Bruce