Re: new anchor type?

Arnoud (galactus@stack.urc.tue.nl)
Wed, 26 Jun 1996 20:35:34 +0200


From: galactus@stack.urc.tue.nl (Arnoud "Galactus" Engelfriet)
To: www-html@w3.org
Subject: Re: new anchor type?
Date: Wed, 26 Jun 1996 20:35:34 +0200
Message-Id: <2LY0x4uYOl2W089yn@stack.urc.tue.nl>

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In article <m0uYuA4-0002GFC@bcs>,
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. And it has already been suggested in the now-expired HTML 3.0
draft. It was called the "footnote" tag, <FN>, which was supposed to
be rendered as a pop-up box when the link was selected:

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>    He eats a <A EXPLAIN="A exaprotaplutic hydafolliciplic castiento">quig</A>.

It does not allow you to include markup in the explanation. This would
make it as much a pain as <IMG ALT>.

Galactus

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