Topic: attachment of hypertext links

topics > computer science > Group: hypertext

cross reference and hierarchical links in hypertext
display of hypertext links
hypertext links
implicit links
types of hypertext links


A link may have an arbitrary source and destination. Most links occur between pages or within pages. The destination of a intra-page link is an anchor. Pages may link paragraphs or individual characters. The links may be permanently assigned to a given version of a page. Links may be bidirectional. They may have a purpose such as 'rebuttal'. (cbb 4/07)
Subtopic: paragraph and byte links up

Quote: Neptune links to a byte offset at source and destination [»conkJ9_1987]
Quote: PROMIS links go from paragraph to paragraph
Quote: Xanadu links have source, destination, and type endpoints; each may be to several spans of text [»trigRH1_1986]
Quote: a Xanadu link is permanently attached to specific characters [»nelsTH_1987]
Quote: Intermedia links between blocks which may be arbitrary sections of a document [»yankN1_1988]
Quote: a HAM link may be to entire node or an object or place in a node [»bigeJ3_1988]
Quote: Notes keeps a link between each note and the corresponding region in electronic text [»neuwC11_1987]

Subtopic: node links up

Quote: NoteCards link is a typed, directional connection from icon in source to destination card [»halaFG4_1987]
Quote: source of a KMS link is a text item; the text item usually describes the destination [»akscRM7_1988a]
Quote: the destination of a KMS link is the whole frame; small frames make this sensible [»akscRM7_1988a]
Quote: Telesophy connections (links) are between information units [»caplM12_1987]
Quote: explicit page link is a pointer inside a page; invoked by a menulike selection [»wardDL_1981]

Subtopic: version links up

Quote: Neptune links to a particular version or the latest version

Subtopic: bi-directional pointers up

Quote: a strong pointer automatically creates a back-pointer; strong pointers must be deleted first [»clifC9_1988]

Subtopic: named links up

Quote: Hypertext links by name or directory of destination is considered too brittle [»conkJ12_1987]
Quote: most Hypertext links reference an internal name; allows nodes to be moved or renamed

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Topic: cross reference and hierarchical links in hypertext (9 items)
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Topic: implicit links (1 item)
Topic: types of hypertext links
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