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[closed] Re: a note on spec link usability

From: Norman Walsh <ndw@nwalsh.com>
Date: Thu, 24 Jan 2008 15:37:59 -0500
To: public-xml-processing-model-comments@w3.org
Message-ID: <m2sl0n6jtk.fsf@nwalsh.com>
The working group deferred this issue to the editor.

I don't think it's confusing to use the same text for links to
different locations. Links occur in a context and that context is not
limited to the text of the link.

/ James Fuller <james.fuller.2007@gmail.com> was heard to say:
| I have noticed that the spec links to different things with the same name;
| for example;
| p:viewport in the body of the spec generally brings you to the
| definition of p:viewport
| whereas;
| clicking onto a p:viewport link in the error section brings one to
| where the error is cited in the text
| I think it is very useful to link back to text where error is cited,
| though I think the usage of multiple links with the same link text
| breaks most rules on usability ;)
| might consider some convention to differentiate these links

With respect to this specific example, there is a (subtle) distinction
already, the fonts are different :-)

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