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Re: When and how should tesuji be a link?

From: David G. Durand <dgd@cs.bu.edu>
Date: Mon, 16 Jun 1997 10:32:53 -0500
Message-Id: <v03007801afcb0c6ea482@[128.148.19.142]>
To: w3c-sgml-wg@w3.org
At 6:03 AM -0500 6/16/97, Martin Bryan wrote:
>At 16:12 14/6/97 -0400, Eve Maler wrote:
>
>>  Just to complete this picture, I wanted to point out that there
>>  seems to be no good reason to create a linking type for out-of-line
>>  links that point to only one other resource in the syntactic
>>  style of <A>.  The creation of out-of-line links assumes enough
>>  sophistication that we don't need the syntactic sugar of making
>>  an entry-level "single" version available.
>
>Not true Eve. I might choose to do link managment out-of-line. I might know
>I want to link a point in a document to some point that is not currently
>available (say the file is scheduled to be completed next week). How do I
>indicate that I have a deliberate dangling link? By creating a one resource
>out-of-line link! At present you model is location+ not (location,
>location+). Lets leave it that way.

Here's an example close to my heart -- and to some applications or
potential applications out there as well.

Single-ended out of line links can be used to implement external tagging of
documents. This can be useful for marking up read-only unmarked documents,
or for recording alternative markup of a single document. Conventions for
expressing that semantics for links jhave not yet evolved, but are
certainly possible and useful.

  -- David

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