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

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That was the point I made in the Vancouver speech 
at the first hytime conference.  I even wrote a 
formula out for it because it had to include 
the notion of time (linking into a process) 
given a dynamic system.

There is a straightforward analogy of view to 
query to hyperlink to function.   Given a decent 
relational backend, the hypertext goes back to 
being ThinGUI.   Consider what a completely 
non-inlined system would look like, or just 
pull out the old Windows GUI description files. 

A view and topical link look an awful lot alike 
is the link is just a control over a query.  As 
asked in a thread two weeks ago, what is the advantage 
of a topic map over a query?   Why are most linking 
tools considered mostly at the presentation layer?

To click on a query.  They are controls.  It is 
one reason I am not sanguine about requiring 
namespaces as the total solution for glueing 
aggregates together.  URIs are system identifiers.


-----Original Message-----
From: Sean McGrath [mailto:sean.mcgrath@propylon.com]

I had cause recently to muse that the database concept of a "view" is one 
of the more powerful ideas we somehow lost in the headlong rush to XML 
content/presentation dualism.

Come back database view technology: all is forgiven


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