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Re: clink/ilink direction (Was: anchor awareness)

From: Gavin Nicol <gtn@ebt.com>
Date: Fri, 27 Dec 1996 21:39:59 -0500
Message-Id: <199612280239.VAA01066@nathaniel.ebt>
To: bosak@atlantic-83.Eng.Sun.COM
CC: w3c-sgml-wg@www10.w3.org, bosak@atlantic-83.Eng.Sun.COM
>I think that there is general agreement that ilinks are highly
>desirable.  The question is whether enabling ilinks requires the
>application to know the entire grove, which in the general case would
>mean knowing the entire Web as a grove.  Steve and Eliot seemed to be
>saying that it would be necessary for the application to know the
>grove; you seem to be saying that it would not.

In general, I would say you only really need to know any part of the
Web during link creation, where you need to know which documents contain
the link ends. The ilink data can then be stored in a database, which
can be queried when a document is retreived.
Received on Friday, 27 December 1996 21:41:43 EST

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