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Re: Anchor terminology

From: Martin Bryan <mtbryan@sgml.u-net.com>
Date: Fri, 27 Dec 1996 09:21:18 +0000
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To: bosak@atlantic-83.Eng.Sun.COM (Jon Bosak), w3c-sgml-wg@www10.w3.org
Cc: bosak@atlantic-83.Eng.Sun.COM

>While I think that HyTime provides a very useful basis upon which to
>begin our discussion of linking, I don't think that we are constrained
>to use its sometimes obscure wording in forming our own specification.
>We can use HyTime-compatible syntax without using HyTime terminology.
>In particular, we can, as speakers of English, reclaim the term "link
>end" to mean what it should have meant in the first place and what any
>speaker of English would naturally think it means: one of the ends of
>a link.

But as a naval man I always think of anchors at being the last link in the
Lets stick to old English usage, as expressed by our sailors if we are going
to be consistent!

Nelson's spokesman, Martin Bryan
Martin Bryan, The SGML Centre, Churchdown, Glos. GL3 2PU, UK 
Phone/Fax: +44 1452 714029   WWW home page: http://www.u-net.com/~sgml/
Received on Friday, 27 December 1996 04:22:38 UTC

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