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   Re: [xml-dev] Are hyperlinks presentation or content?

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Ian Tindale wrote:
> Tim Bray wrote:
> > That depends on whether you believe hyperlinks are structure (which is
> > generally believed should be marked-up inline) or presentation (which
> > is generally believed should be decoupled from content).
> Try printing a hyperlink out on to paper, as part of its editorial context,
> and you can soon see how much of it belongs to structure and how much is
> presentation.

On paper, hyperlinks can show up as (see pp. 35-37),
[Eqn 42], a URL in a footnote, [Knuth1998], or any
number of other different forms.

> Or take the same passage of editorial and dictate it over the
> phone to someone.

This is a bit tougher, but "take a look at chapter two, second
paragraph", "triple-double-u dot example dot com", and
"the link at the bottom of my homepage" often work.

--Joe English



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