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Re: HTML generation and hyperlinks

From: Antoine Isaac <aisaac@few.vu.nl>
Date: Sun, 04 Sep 2011 11:32:39 +0200
Message-ID: <4E6345B7.3070608@few.vu.nl>
To: public-xg-lld <public-xg-lld@w3.org>
Hi Peter,

> If allowed by the W3C styles, we can include the text form of the URL in the body of the document and use CSS to hide it from the screen rendering and visible in print renderings. Ditto for a numbered list.

That's technically tempting, and we can do some tests, if you have time for it...

But my feeling is that this would lead to unreadable text, and thus, require us to edit again (and edit in a way that would make the normal text less readable).
Just have a look at the section "Fewer bibliographic datasets have been published as Linked Data than value vocabularies and element sets"  at:
(note that some links there are links to our own side deliverable)

I think the only way to have URLs printed somewhere is to use the traditional list of references, ie having in the body something like:
as explained in <a href="http://www.w3.org/TR/skos-reference#L2831">Section 5</a> of the <cite>SKOS Reference</cite> [<cite><a href="#SKOS-REFERENCE">SKOS-REFERENCE</a></cite>].
(from http://www.w3.org/TR/skos-primer/#secpref)

But this will lead to a lot of work. And still give strange things for the section of our report that I've mentioned: if we gave a "real" reference to say, DC, one would not expect it to be to our own deliverable, but to the DC site. Again these links in that section are for giving an access to quick definitions created by us (which then lead to "real" external references)



> Peter
> On Sep 2, 2011, at 7:39 PM, "Tom Baker"<tbaker@tbaker.de>  wrote:
>> On Fri, Sep 02, 2011 at 05:31:45PM +0200, Antoine Isaac wrote:
>>> I just happen to use the "printable version" that is recommended in
>>> http://www.w3.org/2005/Incubator/ssn/wiki/Publishing_Incubator_Group_Documents
>>> to generate HTML from the wiki pages.
>>> This options seems to render all hyperlinks as full text. for example
>>> ""Linked Data" (LD) refers to data published in accordance with principles (http://www.w3.org/DesignIssues/LinkedData.html) designed to facilitate linkages among datasets,"
>>> Do we really want this? Personally I find that useless...
>> In-line URLs?  That seems kludgy - something one would (usefully) get from a
>> PRINT button in a browser but not in a published document.
>> I would ideally want to see hyperlinks using clickable URLs -- i.e., which
>> would not appear in a printout -- and IN ADDITION see a list of numbered links
>> at the end.  If forced to choose one or the other, I would go for the numbered
>> links.
>> Tom
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