According to the Bugzilla search results for “xlink”, WebKit already seems to support XLink — but only in SVG documents. I propose that it should be allowed in any XML document; then, no munging to XHTML (e.g. with XSLT) would be required for an XML document with CSS stylesheet to be rendered as-is in WebKit.
Currently it is not possible to get any hyperlinks in pure XML documents without mixing with XHTML because there are no CSS extensions like Opera's -o-link and no xlink support. This is a serious limitation.
Would it be possible for you to provide a simple test case for this?
Bugzilla has experienced amnesia today, here is a comment that was lost:
--- Comment #3 from Thom <firstname.lastname@example.org> 2009-08-20 12:34:53 PDT ---
is an xml document that's used to showcase mozilla's xLink support, which is
better, but also poor.
Mozilla opted to not extend Xlink support beyond SVG and marked their bug as RESOLVED WONTFIX - https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=xlink
Further, it is also deprecated in SVG2 - https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/SVG/Attribute/xlink:href
Can we close this, if we are not planning to extend XLINK. Thanks!
(In reply to Ahmad Saleem from comment #5)
> Mozilla opted to not extend Xlink support beyond SVG and marked their bug as
> RESOLVED WONTFIX - https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=xlink
> Further, it is also deprecated in SVG2 -
> Can we close this, if we are not planning to extend XLINK. Thanks!
Thanks for doing that research!
Yes, let’s close.