Footnotes/Definitions -Reply

Charles Peyton Taylor (CTaylor@wposmtp.nps.navy.mil)
Fri, 28 Jun 1996 13:54:08 -0800


Message-Id: <s1d3e40a.081@wposmtp.nps.navy.mil>
Date: Fri, 28 Jun 1996 13:54:08 -0800
From: Charles Peyton Taylor <CTaylor@wposmtp.nps.navy.mil>
To: www-html@w3.org
Subject:  Footnotes/Definitions -Reply

The Link element does much of what you are looking for.

<LINK REL=Glossary href="gloss.html" >


It's described in HTML 2:

http://www.w3.org/pub/WWW/MarkUp/html-spec/html-spec_5.html#SEC5.2.4

And then further explained in the html 3 (expired) draft:

http://www.w3.org/pub/WWW/MarkUp/html3/dochead.html

Unfortunately, it's only supported by NCSA Mosaic for Macintosh
and UDI-WWW so far.

Charles

>>> Shawn Steele <shawn@aob.org> 06/26/96 04:48pm >>>
<snip>
>I had wondered about a similar problem.  What if you have a group
>of definitions, but don't want to end up with html that looks
>like:
>
>A <A TAG="#brown">brown</a> <A TAG="#cow">cow</a> ate a <A
>TAG="#brown">brown</a> <A TAG="#fox">fox</a>....
>
>I'm thinking of an educational situation where the student may
>not know many of the words on a page and those words may be used
>several times on a page.  In such cases it would be useful to
>have some syntax such as:
>
><GLOSSARY="wordlist" HREF="glossary.html">
>
>as part of the <head> or elsewhere (I haven't given the details a
>great deal of thought.)
>
>This would be extraordinarily useful to me because I am
>developing an educational site where lots of words may not be
>known.  If I could reference a single glossary from several pages
>it could solve a lot of student frustration.  One glossary
>containing a hundred words or so could be referenced from a
>hundred pages without manually indexing them.
>
>Also just because a word appeared in a word list wouldn't
>necessarily meen that it needed to be underlined and displayed in
>a seperate color, it could just be click onable.  Also it need
>not be a true link, but could just be a FN box.  (Of course it
>would help if you could get to another page with greater detail
>if you were really curious about the subject.)
>
>- shawn  Webmaster
>Association of Brewers
>
>