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Section 2.12.3

Hypertext

Hypertext is a compositional tool as well as a conceptual approach to communication. As acompositional tool, hypertext markup languages allow the author of a hypertext to establish linksamong the parts of a document, or between any number of complete documents, for ease ofreference or for amplification of an idea. Since the reader of a hypertext can choose to follow theselinks or not (and in some contexts, such as a Web site, establishnew links), hypertext tools also permit the reader to become an "author" as well. The "final"hypertext document, therefore, may take any number of forms, depending upon the needs of theaudience.

Hypertext technical documents are very useful for training and for communicating instructions and procedures.

Guidelines for Creating Hypertext Links

Reference Link Text
## Hypertext ##
Reference Link Text

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