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: Sun, 10 Mar 2002 09:55:17 -0800

Sue Ellen Adkins wrote:
>
> Where does the link take the reader? If the discussion goes from page
> 47-62, it should take the reader to page 47. If subtopics are
> discussed within that page range, they should also have index entries.

We were talking about HTML files. What do page numbers mean in that context?


dmbrown -at- brown-inc -dot- com wrote:
>
> I'm not exactly disagreeing with this point, but 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?
>

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References:
RE: ranges in index entries: From: Jason Willebeek-LeMair
Re: ranges in index entries: From: dmbrown
Re: ranges in index entries: From: Sue Ellen Adkins

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