[Textbook-l] linearity

Daniel Mayer maveric149 at yahoo.com
Wed Jul 2 05:12:25 UTC 2003

Magnus wrote:
>OK, practical question: How does the software 
>on a given page *know* what page is next? 
>It doesn't until we tell it. The best place is within 
>the page/article/module, don't you think?

Links on the TOC to specific modules would have info in them (after a & or ?) 
that would give placement info. So clicking on a link to the first module in 
Chapter one would give 

And the "Next Page" link at the bottom would then be able to know where it was 
in the order of things and would give: 

NOTE: The moduleid is now equal to "2."

Play around with this link:

Change the project and station ids and that will change which entry you are 
looking at.

>The alternative would be to make an index 
>page with links, and then have *every* page 
>scan *every* index (well, the ones with links 
>to that page) for "Am I in here", parse the index, 
>and determine the next page.

I don't think that is needed; just use ids in the urls.

-- Daniel Mayer (aka mav)

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