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Re: What should hyperlinks do? What attributes should they have?
- To: xanadu@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
- Subject: Re: What should hyperlinks do? What attributes should they have?
- From: Anthony Garcia <agarcia@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 15 Mar 1996 12:19:58 -0600 (CST)
- Cc: agarcia@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
- In-reply-to: <Do6BHn.DtD@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> (pollarda@xxxxxxxxxx)
- Reply-to: xanadu@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
A more general structure would be to allow links to themselves be
targets of other links. Rather than have each link be laden with a
static array of pre-labelled slots (aka "variables", "attributes",
"properties", etc.) which you may or may not fill, you can instead
link the link to any number of arbitrarily-named slots. Of course, it
would probably be a good idea to have a standard set of names to use
when creating and linking such attributes to the target link.
I believe that a scheme like this is described in _Literary Machines_,
I think a scheme like this would be nice for it's open-endedness; however,
I have no idea how you could implement it without potentially bogging
down in a combinitorial morass of links-to-links-to-links...