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Re: 4.b Links pointing at links?



At 12:33 PM -0800 3/4/97, Tim Bray wrote:
>4.b What should we say about the situation when a linking element points
>at a resource which is another linking element?

we should allow (require) 1 level of indirection. So the first link you
come to, you follow silently. You park at the second whatever it is,
however.

This gives us the flexibility of indirection without need for loop
detection (remember processors where you could loop the microcode with
indirection). It also makes targeting a link more difficult, but not
excessively so.

  -- David

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