Re: 1.4 c: Basic Terminology
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<Quote source="Martin Bryan">
> Pointers are what contains the address that the link uses to get to the
> terminus. Without these terms you cannot completely describe the mechanism.
So an XML-LINK pointer is what HTML calles a Reference, I think.
E.g. HREF = Hypertext Reference.
And pointers don't point to anything, but contain addresses that point
And the things pointed to are railway stations.
I think HTML has clearer terminology here, at least to me.
An anchor contains (has) a reference to a resource.
That resource is "a point in cyberspace" and otherwise opaque.
It's also easy to understand.
I'm not asking for XML to be simpler than HTML, but I *am* asking for
it to be described as simply.