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Re: Anchor terminology

From: Murray Altheim <murray@spyglass.com>
Date: Tue, 28 Jan 1997 13:40:39 -0400
Message-Id: <v02140b02af13e7c4005c@[208.203.149.72]>
To: "Eve L. Maler" <elm@arbortext.com>
Cc: w3c-sgml-wg@www10.w3.org
"Eve L. Maler" <elm@arbortext.com> writes:
[..]
>"Link" is fine (the only word we all seem to have settled on :-).
>
>"Pointer" is fine, too, though "address" might be better: Is a pointer
>potentially made of a chain or relative addresses, or is an address made of
>a chain of relative pointers?

I like Jon's terminology, agreeing with most of the comments following.
Regarding pointers and addresses, I would think the latter to be more
understandable, given:

     Murray Altheim
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...is an address made of a chain of relative pointers. An address seems to
me an opaque string, similar to a URL.

Terry Allen wrote:
>How may TEI extended pointers be expressed as URLs?

My knowledge of TEI is rather minimal, so I wasn't sure if he was asking
the manner, or the current usage of TEI extended pointers expressed as
URLs. I was thinking we might borrow from the Web a "#" character and try:


HREF/IDREF="http://www.foo.com/mydirectory/index.xml#ID%20(a25)%20CHILD(2%20
CHAP)"

Since there's no way around escaping the spaces, it's going to look ugly
unless we collapse all spaces something like:

    HREF/IDREF="http://www.foo.com/mydirectory/index.xml#ID(a25)CHILD(2/CHAP)"

Murray

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