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Re: model theory publication draft

From: Aaron Swartz <aswartz@upclink.com>
Date: Mon, 24 Sep 2001 13:01:52 -0500
Message-Id: <200109241805.f8OI5Mu27078@theinfo.org>
Cc: Pat Hayes <phayes@ai.uwf.edu>, spec-prod@w3.org
To: "Eve L. Maler" <eve.maler@sun.com>
On Monday, September 24, 2001, at 09:39  AM, Eve L. Maler wrote:

>>> isn't a bit passť to have a references section in hypertext? 
>>> Seems a bit like putting a whip-caddy on a horseless carriage. 
>>> Oh well, go with the flow.
>> I've always thought so. It's rather annoying to open a link in 
>> a new window and just end up with another copy of the spec. 
>> I'd much prefer that the inline links went directly to the 
>> spec in question, with a summary of the documents referred to 
>> at the bottom.
>> Perhaps W3C style could be updated on this matter?
> I believe this style was deliberately chosen so that normative 
> references could be summarized in one place.  In practice, it's 
> annoying to have to jump twice to get the actual referenced 
> document; this would be a good application for XLink, where you 
> have two links from the bibref: one to the official References 
> section and one to the document itself.  A pop-up could allow 
> you to pick which one you wanted...

The way I envision it, they'd still be summarized at the bottom, 
but the inline links would take you directly to the referenced 
document. If you wanted to see the reference itself, you could 
just scroll to the bottom of the page in your browser, etc.

[ "Aaron Swartz" ; <mailto:me@aaronsw.com> ; <http://www.aaronsw.com/> ]
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