Re: Link info outside doc

Tim Berners-Lee (
Wed, 30 Jun 93 13:11:15 +0200

>Begin forwarded message:
>From: Terry Allen <>
>Date: Tue, 29 Jun 1993 11:18:31 PDT
>X-Mailer: Mail User's Shell (7.2.0 10/31/90)
>Subject: Link info outside doc
>Here's why I'd like to be able to store the link info outside the

>document. I have documents that have a set order (chapters of a

>book, chunks of chapters of a book) and that all need NEXT and

>PREVIOUS links. In the present HTML, I have to (don't I?) provide
>the URLs for the next and previous documents in each document.
>This is tedious and prone to error.

>Terry Allen (

I think your solution is to keep a database of what files
are in which book(s). You run a special server which
will automatically append the navigation information
from the database. HTML is a delivery format.
It does not have to be your storage format.

Tim BL