Link issues include the following taken from the website for the 50th anniversary of Doug Engelbart’s demo:
• High Resolution Linking, so that a link can point to a specific sentence, paragraph or any other object within a document, not just to the document as a whole.
• Implicit Links through which the user can choose to view any corpus entry the text is implicitly linked to, such as a dictionary entry or a glossary entry.
• Multiple Links from one place to allow the user to choose what aspect to follow.
• Link Types to specify what the link points to, such as supplemental information and so on.
• Backlinks & Link Database so that the a document is aware of incoming links as well as outgoing links.
• Links in Images. It is of course possible to create image maps but the current tools do not support this for non-graphics people. Doug had the example of showing a basic map where each location name could be clicked on to jump to its corresponding document. This is not quick to do today. https://youtu.be/a11JDLBXtPQ?t=395
• A Journal which is a repository to which documents can be posted but cannot be deleted, only increased in version number if a new version is submitted. A basic and robust versioning system.
We’d think a link
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Liquid provides Doug Style Implicit Links.
Lack of Extended Document Clarity & Functionality