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RE: Arch Doc: 18 Sep: abstract

From: Bullard, Claude L (Len) <clbullar@ingr.com>
Date: Thu, 25 Sep 2003 09:30:42 -0500
Message-ID: <15725CF6AFE2F34DB8A5B4770B7334EE03F9ECD6@hq1.pcmail.ingr.com>
To: "'noah_mendelsohn@us.ibm.com'" <noah_mendelsohn@us.ibm.com>, "Roy T. Fielding" <fielding@apache.org>
Cc: www-tag@w3.org

Except, it's wrong.  The term that is used to 
to describe 'hyperlink' systems which include multiple 
formats is 'hypermedia'.  If you use a term 
guaranteed to confuse people, you had better define 
exactly what 'you' mean by it. That is why reference 
models were created by the inventors of these 
systems, none of whom are on this list.

This document needs a scope-limited glossary.


-----Original Message-----
From: noah_mendelsohn@us.ibm.com [mailto:noah_mendelsohn@us.ibm.com]

Roy Fielding writes:

>> The research community uses the term "hypertext" 
>> to encompass allforms of interaction with 
>> information through active links.

I stand corrected, thank you.  FWIW, I suspect that others outside of that 
part of the Research community may pick up a connotation that is 
unintended.  I think it's a reasonable misunderstanding for a novice 
seeing the term "hypertext" to suspect that it in fact refers to some form 
of text, and thus fails to cover linking of other sorts of information. No 
need to discuss further, just take this as one bit of input and move ahead 
as you see fit.  Thank you.
Received on Thursday, 25 September 2003 10:32:19 UTC

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