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Re: 1.4 a-c: Basic Terminology



Tim Bray <tbray@pop.intergate.bc.ca> writes:
>Note: On this item, the ERB is leaning towards using the terms link, with the
>obvious meeting, pointer for the pointy bits that point at things, and for
>the
>third term, what the current spec calls anchor, the ERB is contemplating
>link end, end, and terminus.
>
>For the time being, and in order that Jon can read this without getting
>headaches, the spec has been adjusted to use link, pointer, and terminus.
>
>1.4.a What do we call the container used to hold the bits that
> point at other things?  (in current discussion: link)
>1.4.b What do we call the bits that point at other things? (in current
> discussion: pointer)
>1.4.c What do we call the things that are pointed at? (in current
> discussion: terminus)

I think we might add to this:

  1.4.d What do we call the things that point at other things as well as
        are pointed at?

This follows from my other message regarding links (nee HTML Anchors) that
contained both NAME and HREF attributes.

Murray

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