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XML Topic Maps: Creating and Using Topic Maps for the Web by Jack Park, Sam Hunting

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Creating Topic Maps for a Web Site[7]

[7] This section was created with a lot of help from our father, Jack Park. In fact, he used Nexist to create the XTM code presented here.

This section takes a designer's walk through the thought processes involved during the construction of the kind of topic map discussed here. We begin by sketching the design of several topic maps, each visualized as a layer that can be reached from another topic map by “drilling down” through a “higher” layer—a design pattern that could be as easy to implement as regular hyperlinks in a Web page.

A First View

Figure 8-5 is a big picture of the beginnings of our topic map. This first sketch presents our ideas about how a user might begin to navigate an imagined Web site ...

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