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Re: Hyperlinks: MPRDV

From: Len Bullard <cbullard@HiWAAY.net>
Date: Fri, 20 Dec 1996 18:35:37 -0600
Message-ID: <32BB30D9.3846@HiWAAY.net>
To: Gavin Nicol <gtn@ebt.com>
CC: tbray@textuality.com, w3c-sgml-wg@www10.w3.org
Gavin Nicol wrote:
> 
> >The Web is the largest working hypermedia instance.  It supports one
> >widely-used form of hyperlink, the <A> or Anchor element.  These links are
> >unidirectional and [this is a basic design principle of the web] specify
> >basically nothing about their target except its location.  The links carry no
> >typing or role information, beyond the unconstrained text that may be found
> >between the <A> and </A> tags.  HTML offers another hyperlink facility, the
> >LINK header element, but it is not widely used.
> 
> I would say that <FRAME>, <IMG> <APPLET>, <OBJECT>, etc. are also a form
> of hyperlink...

Thanks for beating me to this one.  Yes.  Objects and applets are 
what the MID considered, xenoforms, calls to external apps for 
which we could provide parameters.  Eventually, we found we 
also needed to describe the behavior, (goto, gosub, spawn).

Too much to do tonight.  Glad this discussion has begun in 
earnest.

len
Received on Friday, 20 December 1996 19:35:45 EST

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