Re: new anchor type?

Walter Ian Kaye (boo@best.com)
Thu, 27 Jun 1996 10:59:44 -0700


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Date: Thu, 27 Jun 1996 10:59:44 -0700
To: www-html@w3.org
From: Walter Ian Kaye <boo@best.com>
Subject: RE: new anchor type?

At 4:30p +0000 06/27/96, Melt van Schoor wrote:
>At 08:58 AM 96/06/27 +-800, Paul wrote:
>
>>This could also be useful for doing footnotes/endnotes.  However, just
>>plain text isn't quite powerful enough in that case.
>>
>>Wouldn't a link be sufficient?  Then you can show a picture of a "quig",
>>show pronunciation of the word, etc.  If a keyword to tell the browser
>>that the link is an explanation were added, then the browser could
>>deal with opening up a little HTML window above the word clicked.
>>
>No. We need to save bandwidth (in the case of one large file) or toil
>(zillions of small files).
>
>>With both of these methods, a glossary of terms could easily be created
>>when the HTML is printed.  However, the one with links could be richer.
>>
>Typically, A simple word phrase would suffice.


Well, Netscape has a JavaScript mechanism you could use. Here's a sample:

<A HREF="" onMouseOver="self.status='A design methodology in which integrated circuits are built from a library of pre-designed building blocks. (Click for full definition)';return true">

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