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xlink:titlerole

brettz9

Hi,

While xlink:title and xlink:type="title" offer great flexibility in
allowing markup to serve in a descriptive role, I believe that it might
be even more flexible to add xlink:titlerole and xlink:type="titlerole"
to indicate that a particular xlink:title attribute or a particular
element, respectively, belonged to a particular category of descriptive
title. For example, one might use an IRI as follows:

<label xlink:titlerole="http://somenamespace.com/types/#BriefCaption"
xlink:title="Some great deals on cars..." xlink:href="..."/>

or

<description
xlink:titlerole="http://somenamespace.com/types/#ExtendedCaption"
xlink:href="...">
     Some <html:em>great</html:em> deals on cars today only at Emily's
Auto Shack...
</description>

Perhaps some other attribute such as xlink:titletype could be added to
indicate other means of detecting the titlerole, such as by the presence
of particular markup (e.g., that if present on a <label> element, it
should be treated as such-and-such a titlerole, etc). This way popular
titleroles might lead to a particular default display within generic
XLink-aware applications.

I believe such options can allow for XLink titles to be displayed by
various applications, some fairly generic as well as specific.

thank you,
Brett Zamir