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The construction of hypertext documents and databases

Cliff McKnight John (HUSAT Research Centre Loughborough University of Technology The Elms, Elms Grove, Loughborough Leics LE11 1RG)
Richardson Andrew Dillon (HUSAT Research Centre Loughborough University of Technology The Elms, Elms Grove, Loughborough Leics LE11 1RG)

The Electronic Library

ISSN: 0264-0473

Article publication date: 1 May 1988

Abstract

The availability of powerful desktop microcomputers has meant that the ideas underlying hypertext can now be implemented in readily available software packages. However, despite the fact that many writers on the subject assume that hypertext removes the reader/author distinction, it appears that, for a variety of reasons, many people will access hypertext documents in ‘read‐only’ form. The present paper discusses the implications of this for authors of hypertext documents. The creation of a hypertext version of a journal article, and the way in which a hypertext database of such articles is being constructed, is described.

Citation

McKnight John, C. and Dillon, R.A. (1988), "The construction of hypertext documents and databases", The Electronic Library, Vol. 6 No. 5, pp. 338-342. https://doi.org/10.1108/eb044831

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