<ilink> is an element defined in conformance with the HyTime architectural
form of the same name. <ilink> and a couple of other HyTime elements were
in the BETA DTD for experimental purposes. To the best of my knowledge, no
one experimented with them.

At any rate, in Version 1, all of the HyTime elements are being removed,
and, instead, XLink (XML Link) elements are replacing them (as attribute
sets on existing linking and pointing elements). XLink is influenced by TEI
extended pointers, HyTime, and HTML linking. <ilink> is similar to XLink
extended links used out-of-line.

For more information on XLink, see

If you are providing simple one-way links from one finding aid to another,
use <archref>; or a finding aid to other resources, then use <extref>,
<extptr>, or <bibref>; or a finding aid to an original digital archival
object or a digital representation of non-digital archival object (at
letter, for example), use <dao>.

Fairly extensive instructions on how to use these elements can be found in

I hope this helps.


At 05:57 PM 4/28/1998 +0000, you wrote:
>HI all,
>I'm trying to create a little finding aid to improve my knoledge on
>EAD and I want to link two or more documents.
>Could you tell me something more about the use of <ilink> element
>than the EAD tag library does? What are the potentialities of its
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