Date: Mon, 25 Mar 2002 17:23:44 -0800
Mr. Rod Welch
The Welch Company
440 Davis Court #1602
San Francisco, CA 94111 2496
|Subject:||SDS and Purple numbers|
your letter dated March 20, 2001
notifying that a redundant link feature has
been added to SDS to facilitate communication through increased
You asked "How does it work?
Accessing links is much easier since I never have to leave the browser.
As to handling an onmouseOver event as suggested,
...it will still be necessary to have some sort of target for the mouse to be
"over", but the net result is that the anchors can be made to do nearly
Since there is no need to make paper copies of SDS records, the targets for the anchors do not have to be human readable. The double dots work quite well. They are unobtrusive and still allow simple copying of the link. Very nice.
As you point out at...
it is not necessary to convert all SDS records at once so long as they are
converted when "touched". Those records that are used will be current, and
the others don't need to be.
Having the targets available in the foundation documents such as POIMS...
...makes commentary very much easier. I had to struggle to reference these
documents in my first attempt to comment on them, since there weren't even
invisible targets for the most part. Making the links accessible increases the
usefulness of the SDS records and documents on the internet.
I am happy to provide the irritant that brought this change about!
I will take a look at my sample files to see the difficulties you describe at