Re: page break in HTML

Tim Berners-Lee (timbl)
Thu, 15 Oct 92 15:23:13 MET

Date: Thu, 15 Oct 92 15:23:13 MET
From: timbl (Tim Berners-Lee)
Message-Id: <9210151423.AA08796@ >
To: Jim Davis <>
Subject: Re: page break in HTML

> From: Jim Davis <>
> I would like to be able to keep multiple topics in a single file
> (cross referenced by anchors of course) and also guarentee that the
> user does not see material from the next subject.  I use Viola with
> WWW, and it's distracting to see irrelevant material on the same  
> of the window.

Do you really need them in a single document?  Within a document, the  
user metaphor is a scrollable area. The user often has a choice of  
window size on that area.  It is unwise to make assumptions about  

I think you are looking for page jumps, and so logically what you  
wnat is a set of documents.  Now you could of course store these in  
one file and write a little server script which would extract the  
documents from the file. (Note distinction between "document" = unit  
of data carried over the net per fetch, and "file" which is a concept
local to the server.

This is what Mike Sendall has done with his STING glossary, for  
example (I think).

It would also be neat for mailbox files.

	Tim BL