[users] Name for Gemini-style text with links?
luke at marmaladefoo.com
Mon Feb 15 10:54:00 GMT 2021
On 15-Feb-2021 10:30, Vasco Costa wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 15, 2021 at 01:21:40AM -0800, Nathan Galt wrote:
>> Everyone seems to agree that HTML is hypertext, but opinions are split, to say the least, about whether Gemini text is.
There may be a range of valid and invalid opinions :) but Gemini forms a
We are so used to the most pervasive hypertext system - the web - with
its fine grained inline markup, we may not realise that it is simply one
of the forms hypertext can take.
Gopher is a hypertext system too.
>> Is there a known word for Gemini text-style links?
They are simply hyperlinks because Gemini is hypertext. We can call them
links too as that is a common enough term.
As we know, Wikipedia has its issues, but its definition of hypertext is
> "Hypertext is text displayed on a computer display or other electronic
> devices with references (hyperlinks) to other text that the reader can
> immediately access. Hypertext documents are interconnected by
> hyperlinks, which are typically activated by a mouse click, keypress
> set, or by touching the screen."
Hypertext does have to be defined by a markup language, like the web or
Gemini, but it is a good decentralised and scalable solution. Otherwise
you need some sort of centralised system to define the hypertext graph -
fine for small in-house hypertexts, but not scalable.
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