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Re: Radical cure for BOS confusion

From: Martin Bryan <mtbryan@sgml.u-net.com>
Date: Sat, 11 Jan 1997 22:12:52 +0000
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To: w3c-sgml-wg@www10.w3.org
David Durand wrote:
>   4. (Martin Bryan). I'm least sure about what Martin wants but I think
>he'd prefer a mechanism that enforced indirection in specifying the set of
>relevant documents.

I don't know where this idea that I want to enforce indirection comes from!
I want to allow indirection, alongside direct links, but I want the
indirection units to be easily manageable - i.e. storable in separate
storage units, easily identifiable, ideally by being referenced in a header
that is read right at the start of the document, but I am equally happy with
the idea of having them _grouped_ at other points in a document. The only
thing I am against is trying to manage links that a spread around "like
raisins in a plum duff!" Such links are, in my view, unmanageable. What is
also important to me is that linksets can be built by concatenating existing
sets of linksets.
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 Saturday, 11 January 1997 17:14:46 UTC

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