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20.2. Soft linking based on subject affinities

Soft linking is a technique based on subject affinities. It is not supported by default in most tools, though you may find add-ons for some tools that support this technique or something similar. You will also find that many database-driven content sets are effectively using this technique, building links based on queries of the database content. Soft linking is a technique in which links are generated automatically based on subject affinities recorded in structured data. Soft linking is not difficult to implement. The secret is to have content that properly identifies and fulfills its purpose so the system can form useful links to the right content.

Example 20.1, “Subject affinity markup” shows ...

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