Re: A less-painful way of adding dictionaries to HTML...

Rob (wlkngowl@unix.asb.com)
Wed, 1 Oct 1997 05:20:30 -0500


Message-Id: <199710010928.FAA27518@unix.asb.com>
From: "Rob" <wlkngowl@unix.asb.com>
To: Jukka Korpela <jkorpela@cc.hut.fi>
Date: Wed, 1 Oct 1997 05:20:30 -0500
CC: www-html@w3.org
In-reply-to: <Pine.OSF.3.96.971001074844.11351C-100000@torvi.hut.fi>
Subject: Re: A less-painful way of adding dictionaries to HTML...

On  1 Oct 97, Jukka Korpela <jkorpela@cc.hut.fi> wrote:

> On Tue, 30 Sep 1997, Rob wrote:
> 
> > Maybe the simplest way to implement a dictionary of terms, acronyms and 
> > abbreviations:
> > 
> >   <link rel=Dictionary href="dictionary.html">
> > 
> > Where "dictionary.html" contains plain old definition lists:
> [..]
> One note, however, about a restriction involved, or about some need for
> enhancements at a later stage of development: The suggestion is
> implicitly based on the idea of there being (at most) _one_ dictionary for
> each document. It would often be very inconvenient to combine, say,
> a general-purpose abbrev dictionary and a specialized dictionary of 
> technical terms just to provide a single dictionary for some document.

I see no reason why multiple dictionaries cannot be used.

Using frames or IFRAME or OBJECT might complicate things though.

Rob