Topic: size of hypertext nodes

topics > computer science > Group: hypertext

loosely structured data
hypertext nodes
problems with fragmentation in hypertext


What is the proper size of a hypertext node? It could be short like a dictionary entry, or long like an encyclopedia article. Should the contents fit on one page? (cbb 4/07)
Subtopic: wide range up

Quote: in WEB each part of program has its appropriate size [»knutDE2_1984]
Quote: Telesophy items range for 1K bytes to 300K color images [»caplM12_1987]

Subtopic: avoid scrolling up

Quote: frames do not need scrolling if they are the size of the display [»mccrDL10_1984]

Subtopic: nodes vs. tuples up

Quote: nodes in a knowledge exploration system are much larger than tuples in a database [»shasD_1985]

Subtopic: small chunks up

Quote: NoteCards modularize notes into small chunks [»conkJ9_1987]
Quote: a Hypertext node should hold one concept or idea, but this increases navigation cost [»carlPA_1988]
Quote: KMS frames average two paragraphs of content [»akscRM7_1988a]
Quote: KMS average frame is a kilo byte, large frame is 4.5 kilo bytes [»akscRM7_1988a]

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