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Unformatted text preview: hted text, or
different color text than normal text if your computer has a color display, or
author-defined graphic symbols. A link is a special type of item in a hypertext
document that connects the document to another document that provides more
information about the linked item. The latter document can be anywhere on the
Internet (in the same document in which the linked item is, in the same computer
in which the former document is, or in another computer that is at the other end of
the world). By "connect" we mean that a user simply selects the linked item (using
a mouse or key command) and the user almost immediately sees the other
document on his/her computer terminal.
The concept of hypertext can be best illustrated with the help of an example,
Suppose the screen of your computer terminal has the following hypertext
document currently displayed on it:
Pradeep K. Sinha has been involved in the research and development of
distributed systems for almost a decade. At present Dr. Sinha is working at the
Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC), Pune, India. Before
joining C-DAC, Dr. Sinha worked with the Multimedia Systems Research
Laboratory (MSRL) of Panasonic in Tokyo, Japan. This hypertext document has the following two links that are shown on the screen
as highlighted (bold and underlined) texts:
1. Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC). Suppose this
link connects the current document to another document that gives detailed
information about C-DAC and is located on a computer system at C-DAC in Pune,
2. Multimedia Systems Research Laboratory (MSRL) of Panasonic. Suppose
this link connects the current document to another document that gives detailed
information about MSRL of Panasonic and is located on a computer system at
MSRL of Panasonic in Tokyo, Japan.
Now, suppose your computer had a mouse connected to it, and you used the
mouse to click anywhere on the link Multimedia Systems Research Laboratory
(MSRL) of Panas...
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