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----- Original Message -----
From: "Eric Armstrong" <email@example.com>
To: "ohs-dev" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Wednesday, July 26, 2000 11:35 AM
Subject: Link Types and Categories
> Thinking about it, Doug was right (surprise).
> Link types serve more functions than simply
> identifying themselves as hide/show/include.
> In fact, the decision to hide/link/include is
> a property of the view, not of the link. So
> one might choose, as defaults, to:
> * hide glossary links
> * show citation links
> * include responses
> Now, the category of the target node *could* be
> used to make the view-decision -- but that would
> require traversing every link to determine the
> proper handling. Nobody wants to live with the
> kind of performance that will result from that.
> The reasonable alternative, therefore, is to
> include semantically-oriented link types. At
> a minimum, then, we have:
> * glossary (<gls> or <def>)
> * citation (<cite>)
> * response (<resp>)
> Node categories are still required for IBIS
> discussions. A particular response might be a
> question, argument for, or argument against.
> I suspect, though, that we don't want to include
> all those options in the link types -- most
> particularly because the category list will grow
> and evolve dynamically in each installation of
> the system.
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