Conditional Text
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5.11 - Conditional Text

It is often quite difficult to phrase the captions for hypertext buttons so that they make sense when printed out. The ONLINE and PRINTED elements can be used to define text which is for use only when read on-line or on the printed page respectively:

<online>click <a href="info.html">here</a>for more information.</online>
<printed>Further information can be found in [Higgins 84b].</printed>
In many cases, you can find a way of phrasing the reference so that it makes sense both ways. Browsers can help by referencing hypertext links as footnotes when printed out. See the earlier description of the PRINT attribute for the A tag.

HTML+ Discussion Document - November 8, 1993

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