Re: Proposal: Definition Popup Tag

Marcus E. Hennecke (marcush@crc.ricoh.com)
Thu, 1 Aug 1996 12:39:30 -0700 (PDT)


Date: Thu, 1 Aug 1996 12:39:30 -0700 (PDT)
From: "Marcus E. Hennecke" <marcush@crc.ricoh.com>
Message-Id: <199608011939.MAA00384@cougar.crc.ricoh.com>
To: www-html@w3.org, bcrwhims@undergrad.math.uwaterloo.ca
Subject: Re: Proposal: Definition Popup Tag

On Thu, 1 Aug 1996 15:23:09 -0400 (EDT), Carsten Whimster <bcrwhims@undergrad.math.uwaterloo.ca> wrote:
> Proposal for a Definition Popup Tag:

Something similar has been proposed previously:

On Wed, 26 Jun 1996 08:58:26 -0400, Melt van Schoor <Hermanus@iafrica.com> wrote:
> This is probably not new, but has anyone ever thought about glossarry-style
> hyperlinks, where a certain term might be explained in, say a pop-up box?

Yes, something like this has been discussed on the HTML working group
mailing list. Check out

http://www.acl.lanl.gov/HTML_WG/html-wg-96q1.messages/0168.html
http://www.acl.lanl.gov/HTML_WG/html-wg-96q1.messages/0558.html
http://www.acl.lanl.gov/HTML_WG/html-wg-96q1.messages/0760.html

Apparently, there is even a browser that handles this glossary markup.

Marcus E. Hennecke
marcush@crc.ricoh.com        http://www.crc.ricoh.com/~marcush/