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Old February 28th, 2004, 10:16 PM
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Default Any xlink experts out there?

In short, I am trying to support thumbnails and image maps using xlink using

xmlns:xlink CDATA "http://www.w3.org/1999/xlink"
xlink:type (simple) "simple"
xlink:href CDATA #IMPLIED
xlink:role CDATA #IMPLIED
xlink:title CDATA #IMPLIED
xlink:show (new | replace | embed | other | none) #IMPLIED
xlink:actuate (onload | onrequest) #IMPLIED

Does anyone have a good example(s) of DTD and XML instance that demonstrate this implementation or can you point me to a good resource(s) for information?

If not xlink--how do you support thumbnails and image maps in your implementations?

Old February 29th, 2004, 05:09 AM
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What technology do you expect to use? I don't know of any that support the whole standard out-of-the-box. The only one time I have seen this in action was in a XUL application with a lot of custom code behind the scenes to support it.


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In short, we want to transform the XML instance to XHTML. Now, we could go crazy and add a lot of addition elements/attributes, which in the case of image maps, I expect. However, we have the xlink attributes above which we are under-utilizing. In the case of thumbnail, we'd--in short--be looking to render it something like:

<a href="./image.jpg"><img src="./thumb/image.jpg" /></a>

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Here are a couple of ideas

<Link xlink:href="./image.jpg" ... >
    <Image xlink:href="./thumb/image.jpg" ... />

    <Image type="thumbres" xlink:href="./thumb/image.jpg" ... />
    <Image type="normalres" xlink:href="./image.jpg" ... />

<Image imageID="./thumb/image.jpg" xlink:href="./image.jpg" ... />

        The disadvatage to this method is that the additional details
        such as title or alternate text (represented by "...") can
        only be about one image or the other -- not both.

        Additionally, xlink:href can sometime represent the inline
        image and other times imageID does.

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