xlink:type Type of Link

The kind of link used with an element. For all elements in this Tag Suite that can take links (except the <mml:math> element), this attribute may be either omitted or set to the word “simple”, which means that the link is a simple, one-ended link. For the <mml:math> element, the attribute may take additional values that describes the link type.


For all elements (except <mml:math>), the only valid value for the attribute is the word “simple”, but the attribute is optional and may be omitted. For the <mml:math> element, the attribute best practice will restrict the value to one defined in the MathML and XLink specifications; see them for further details.
OPTIONAL on many elements; click for list and usage
Value Meaning
simple The link is an XML simple (one-ended) link.
Restriction @xlink:type is an optional attribute, but if used, is restricted to the word “simple”.
Tagged Sample

<ext-link> is simple (one-ended) link

<ext-link ext-link-type="uri" xlink:type="simple"
  xlink:title="XML-based slideshow application"
  xlink:actuate="onRequest" xlink:show="new"
 Mulberry Slideshow XML</ext-link>