Joined up thinking: why your resources want links

Posted by Piers Cawley on Feb 2, 2008

Remember the good old days? The days before Google? The days before Altavista? The days when a 14k4bps modem was fast? Did I say good old days?

In those days, the web had to be discoverable ‘cos it sure as hell wasn’t searchable. The big, big enabling technology of the web was the humble Go somewhere else. Placing the links right there in the body of the document turned out to be exactly the right thing to do.

And it continues to be the right thing to do. Consider the two pieces of YAML below the fold.