Re: 4.b Links pointing at links?

At 12:33 PM 3/4/97 -0800, 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?

Tough one.  I see three choices:

 1. duck, say nothing
 2. say we indirect one level, as Durand proposes
 3. make this another axis of behavior policy specification, a
    numeric-valued attribute, i.e. INDIRECT-CEILING=4?
 4. say we never indirect, leaving it up to the application.  I think we're
    going to get enough of TEI XPTR to have most of the goodness of
    location ladders.

I go for #4. -T.