Re: pages

Fabio Preda (Fabio.Preda@italtel.it)
Thu, 12 Jun 1997 09:40:20 +0200


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Date: Thu, 12 Jun 1997 09:40:20 +0200
From: Fabio Preda <Fabio.Preda@italtel.it>
To: earonesty@montgomery.com, www-talk@w3.org, www-html@w3.org
Subject: Re: pages

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Tony Barry wrote:
> 
> At 11:11 PM 31/5/97, Erik Aronesty wrote:
> >The concept of "pages" and "paged output" is an important one in
> >        human understanding of readable content.
> 
> In my comments I use "page" in the browser context as a  single html file.
> 
> Logical groupings of material is an important one in human understanding of
> readable content.  Division of such content into fixed page sizes conflicts
> with that.
> 
> >
> >Currently HTML is a "scrolling" medium without pages.
> >
> 
> HTML is a medium which allows you to break up information on the basis of
> need rather that on the limitataions of a print format.
> 

On the Web, I think the concept of "page" is different from the
normal concept of page.
The foundamental unit of information on the Web is the "document".
When you click to follow a link in a browser, your request is to
retrieve the content of a document and not about a specific page of
the document.
If some authors split a document in ..."pages", that I prefere to call
document or sub-document too, it may be for some reasons:
emulation of pages, organize information about the contents,
simplify reading, graphic presentation, etc...
(I'm sorry for the language, I'm not very skilled in English).
bye Fabio


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