Definitions for "XLink"
See Extensible Linking Language.
W3C Candidate Recommendation 3 July 2000 XLink is a linking mechanism related to the HTML linking (with the a element), but it is much more powerful. In HTML linking is one-directional, while XLinks can be multidirectional. HTML links can only be made to one link resource at a time, while XLink makes possible links to multiple resources. XLink relates conceptually to XPath and XPointer.
The linking language created for XML (used to be called the Extensible Link Language or XML-Link). XLink allows users to create a variety of different kinds of links within and between XML documents.