Index-based hyperlinks

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We propose a new mechanism for implicitly specifying hyperlinks in HTML documents using indices. Indices are dictionaries that associate keys (words or phrases) with one or more attributes. Indices maintain these key/attribute bindings over all or part of a document, and are used by browsers to create hyperlinks dynamically. Indices may also include bindings of other indices, in a hierarchical fashion. We argue that indices are both simpler and more general than the current HTML hyperlink mechanism. We have developed a prototype browser that uses index-based hyperlinks.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1129-1135
Number of pages7
JournalComputer Networks
Issue number8-13
StatePublished - 1997


  • Authoring
  • Browser
  • HTML
  • Hyperlinks
  • Hypertext
  • Index
  • Search
  • World wide web

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications


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