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RE: Arch Doc: 18 Sep: abstract

From: Bullard, Claude L (Len) <clbullar@ingr.com>
Date: Thu, 25 Sep 2003 09:36:24 -0500
Message-ID: <15725CF6AFE2F34DB8A5B4770B7334EE03F9ECD7@hq1.pcmail.ingr.com>
To: "'noah_mendelsohn@us.ibm.com'" <noah_mendelsohn@us.ibm.com>, "Roy T. Fielding" <fielding@apache.org>
Cc: www-tag@w3.org

From WordNet:

1. hypertext -- (machine-readable text that is not sequential but 
is organized so that related items of information are connected; 
"Let me introduce the word hypertext to mean a body of written or 
pictorial material interconnected in such a complex way that it 
could not conveniently be presented or represented on paper"--Ted Nelson)

1. hypermedia, hypermedia system, interactive multimedia, interactive 
multimedia system -- (a multimedia system in which related items of 
information are connected and can be presented together)

1. hyperlink -- (a link from a hypertext file to another location or file; 
typically activated by clicking on a highlighted word or icon at a
location on the screen)

Pick the one that most accurately describes your current topic.


-----Original Message-----
From: noah_mendelsohn@us.ibm.com [mailto:noah_mendelsohn@us.ibm.com]

I stand corrected, thank you.  FWIW, I suspect that others outside of that 
part of the Research community may pick up a connotation that is 
unintended.  I think it's a reasonable misunderstanding for a novice 
seeing the term "hypertext" to suspect that it in fact refers to some form 
of text, and thus fails to cover linking of other sorts of information. No 
need to discuss further, just take this as one bit of input and move ahead 
as you see fit.  Thank you.
Received on Thursday, 25 September 2003 10:47:57 UTC

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