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RE: Arch Doc: 18 Sep: abstract

From: Bullard, Claude L (Len) <clbullar@ingr.com>
Date: Wed, 24 Sep 2003 08:33:54 -0500
Message-ID: <15725CF6AFE2F34DB8A5B4770B7334EE03F9ECC5@hq1.pcmail.ingr.com>
To: "'Roy T. Fielding'" <fielding@apache.org>, noah_mendelsohn@us.ibm.com
Cc: "Ian B. Jacobs" <ij@w3.org>, www-tag@w3.org


Bad terminology is bad terminology regardless 
of who's zoomin' who, Roy.  Hypertext is a 
subset of hypermedia, and most experienced 
practicioners know that.  

Hypertext and links are not synonymous; that 
is correct.  But unless you have something 
like the Dexter Reference Model, you probably 
don't have clear definitions for either of these 


-----Original Message-----
From: Roy T. Fielding [mailto:fielding@apache.org]

The research community uses the term "hypertext" to encompass all
forms of interaction with information through active links.  The
term hypermedia is sometimes used as well, though much less now
than a decade ago.  We usually differentiate between active and
descriptive links when talking architecture.  Hypertext and links
are therefore not synonymous.

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