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Re: clink/ilink direction (Was: anchor awareness)

From: W. Eliot Kimber <eliot@isogen.com>
Date: Fri, 27 Dec 1996 16:11:03 -0900
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At 09:07 AM 12/27/96 -0800, Jon Bosak wrote:
>I think that there is general agreement that ilinks are highly
>desirable.  The question is whether enabling ilinks requires the
>application to know the entire grove, which in the general case would
>mean knowing the entire Web as a grove.  Steve and Eliot seemed to be
>saying that it would be necessary for the application to know the
>grove; you seem to be saying that it would not.

First, it's not about groves, but about the set of documents you might have
to parse into groves and whether or not you need to do that in advance of
allowing any link traversal.  Second, I have been explicitly saying that
you do *not* necessariliy need to have pre-parsed everything--there are
cases where it is clearly impossible to do so. 


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