[svlug] IE6.0 + smart tags...Better start using Marc Merlin's tactics

J C Lawrence claw at 2wire.com
Tue Jun 26 21:00:02 PDT 2001


On Tue, 26 Jun 2001 22:17:56 -0400 
Russ Emerson <russ at emersons.net> wrote:

> J C Lawrence wrote:
>> Current the web is a graph where nodes are URL links and links
>> are collected into named called "pages" with the rule that any
>> given link maps to only one specific page.  SmartTags add a new
>> capability: For a given link to have a potentially large number
>> of graph edges leading from it, and for that array of edges to be
>> query-able and viewable (the menu).
>> 
>> That's a fairly fundamental change in the basic structure of the
>> web.

> I'm not fully up to speed on it (yet) but doesn't XML offer the
> same potential?

Potentially, yes (note that the SmartTag libraries are XML).  Of
course once you translate that XML into HTML you kinda lose that
possibility.

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J C Lawrence                                       claw at kanga.nu
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