Virtual Pages

Dave Hollander (
Fri, 25 Feb 1994 11:03:32 --100

The attached posting reminded me of another document design and maintenance
issue. The current model for creating and accessing HTML documents
forces one to build rather small documents that are heavly linked.
This can be difficult to maintain particularlly in a production
environment because the unit of display (html files) have no relationship
to the unit of submission/processing/maintenance.

The approach used in the SDL is to have a document be a collection
of virtual pages where a virtual page is much like today's HTML document.
However, the virtual page collection can be managed as a single entity,
and sytles sheets or other doc set information only needs to be
instanced once.

In addition, it provides a comfortable place to place an index, table
of contents, glossary, etc.

What do you think? Would this help HTML+?


Dave Hollander

Xref: comp.infosystems.www:1097
From: ccy@po.CWRU.Edu (Cheung C. Yue)
Newsgroups: comp.infosystems.www
Subject: Forced page break in HTML
Date: 17 Feb 1994 04:14:41 GMT
Organization: Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH (USA)
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Message-ID: <2juqvh$iuv@usenet.INS.CWRU.Edu>
Reply-To: ccy@po.CWRU.Edu (Cheung C. Yue)

Just curious if there is a code for a forced page break in a HTML
document. I think that way one can feel more comfortable about
putting links to locations within the same file rather than to another
file. I kind of hate to write multiple small html files just so I
can keep the appearance of the main document neat (sort of like Nova
Links). I suppose I might have to accept just the code for a line,
although that line will probably not show up on a text-terminal client
such as Lynx. Any other suggestions?

C Cho Yue
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