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RE: Arch Doc: 18 Sep: abstract

From: David Orchard <dorchard@bea.com>
Date: Tue, 23 Sep 2003 16:17:49 -0700
To: "'Roy T. Fielding'" <fielding@apache.org>, <noah_mendelsohn@us.ibm.com>
Cc: "'Ian B. Jacobs'" <ij@w3.org>, <www-tag@w3.org>
Message-ID: <06f901c38228$e7f93ec0$fe2b000a@beasys.com>

What do you mean by "active" versus "descriptive" links?

I have kind of thought that "hyper" is associated with generally human
targetted.  XLink, intended for hyperlinking, has "show" and "actuate" axis
because of the "hyper" part.

Cheers,
Dave

> -----Original Message-----
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> Roy T. Fielding
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> To: noah_mendelsohn@us.ibm.com
> Cc: Ian B. Jacobs; www-tag@w3.org
> Subject: Re: Arch Doc: 18 Sep: abstract
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> The research community uses the term "hypertext" to encompass all
> forms of interaction with information through active links.  The
> term hypermedia is sometimes used as well, though much less now
> than a decade ago.  We usually differentiate between active and
> descriptive links when talking architecture.  Hypertext and links
> are therefore not synonymous.
>
> ....Roy
>
>
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