HTML's Magical Simplification
Doing More by Doing Less
- Unidirectional Links HTML links are simple - they go from 'here' to 'there'. The 'there' is specified by a URL,and the 'here' is the link's location in the document.
- Every Page an Island Pages don't need to know anything about links directed toward them. Their URLs are sufficient identifiers, though authors may supplement those with internal anchors.
- No Nested Links HTML prohibits links within links, insisting upon a simple model for one-dimensional links. There is no 'default' link for a page, or multiple layers of linking possibilities.
- Simplicity Encourages Development HTML finally made hypertext easy enough that it could reach critical mass.
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Copyright 2000 Simon St.Laurent