Some Hypertext Definitions
- This refers to the entire body of information comprising this
project. In particular, the document may be categorized by naming
the nodes in it, specifying the context of the individual nodes, and
describing the links connecting nodes.
- A node is a particular point (or page) in the document. For instance,
this node has the title Some Hypertext Definitions. An effort
has been made to keep nodes small, confined to a single idea. Nodes
are connected to other nodes in the document via both contextual and
non-contextual links. There is a general hierarchical organization
of the document; that this node is a sub-node of the Reader's Guide
node is indicated by the Current Location marker below.
A node on
the organization and navigation of
the document further explores this idea.
- Links are items in a node which may be activated to access
another node. In typical graphical browsers, links are identified
by underlined text in a different color from the base text and are
activated by clicking on them.
- Contextual Link:
- These links are used to connect the context of nodes in the
document. Contextual links occur within the presentation of the text
or content of the node, hence the name. For instance, contextual links
are used to show how facets of an architecture may interact with other
facets to enable additional features (see "For
Users Familiar with Cognitive Architectures" for an example).
- Non-contextual Link:
- These links are included primarily for definition and
navigation. Examples include NEXT links and links to
return to higher level nodes (such as the Reader's Guide and
Title Page links below). Because they occur outside the
presentation of the node, they are called non-contextual links.
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Current Location: Reader's Guide - Hypertext Definitions