Re: ranges in index entries

Subject: Re: ranges in index entries
From: dmbrown -at- brown-inc -dot- com
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Sat, 09 Mar 2002 09:45:18 -0800

"Marsha Lofthouse (Boulder)" wrote:
>
> I really like using page ranges for the reasons others have mentioned in
> this thread. However, has anyone had problems with ranges when using Web
> Works Publisher?


Hmm--problems with page ranges in HTML files. Let's see...
>
> ...[Page] ranges don't make much sense in a hypertext environment anyway.
> For example, conside an index entry like this:
>
> terriers 47-62
>
> If the range "47-62" is a single link, where does it go? I guess if they're
> in a single file, you could somehow highlight or select the range, but you
> still only *go* to one location. (Also, if the range is large, the
> selection is pretty ungainly. If the range is small enough to fit in a
> reasonable window, you might as well just jump to the beginning and let them
> read.)
>
> If "47" and "62" are separate links, it's really "47, 62". You might as
> well present it that way.
>
> Most important, though, what do page numbers actually mean in HTML?

--David

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