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Re: Multi-headed indirect links

From: <lee@sq.com>
Date: Tue, 21 Jan 97 18:59:59 EST
Message-Id: <9701212359.AA27065@sqrex.sq.com>
To: mtbryan@sgml.u-net.com, w3c-sgml-wg@www10.w3.org
> How can I say I want this bit of the text linked to the same points that
> that bit of text in this document and that bit of text in that document
> point to?

A bit of text doesn't point anywhere.

There may be a piece of separately stored information that says that
there is a link between that bit of text and my left ankle (say), in
which case that information may be termed a link, and you can say that
you want to make a new thre-ended link that shares both ends of the
other link.  I'm not sure how to create markup for that in a way that
can be easily understood and explained, but, if that is deemed an
essential requirement of an XML hypertext system, no doubt Eliot and/or
Tim's proposal will show how to do it.

If that bit of text is actually marked up- as one end of a link, you
can point to the same place that it does if you like using a TEI extended
pointer, if such things be supported.

Received on Tuesday, 21 January 1997 19:00:22 UTC

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