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Re: 1.4 c: Basic Terminology

From: <lee@sq.com>
Date: Wed, 5 Feb 97 11:20:11 EST
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<Quote source="Martin Bryan">
> Pointers are what contains the address that the link uses to get to the
> terminus. Without these terms you cannot completely describe the mechanism.
</quote>

So an XML-LINK pointer is what HTML calles a Reference, I think.
E.g. HREF = Hypertext Reference.

And pointers don't point to anything, but contain addresses that point
to things.
And the things pointed to are railway stations.

OK...

I think HTML has clearer terminology here, at least to me.
An anchor contains (has) a reference to a resource.
That resource is "a point in cyberspace" and otherwise opaque.
It's also easy to understand.

I'm not asking for XML to be simpler than HTML, but I *am* asking for
it to be described as simply.

Lee
Received on Wednesday, 5 February 1997 11:20:15 UTC

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