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

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HTML Visualization of Topic Map Constructs

First, let's walk through the roles of various XTM elements and topic characteristics used to build XTM-driven Web sites. Table 9-1 shows a summary of the roles and HTML mappings in the CTW framework.

Now, let's look at the source topic map that represents my modest knowledge about local underwater life enhanced with images of the beautiful sea creatures captured on film.

Table 9-1. HTML Visualization and Styling of XTM Constructs
Topic Map ElementRendered in HTML As
Topic mapWeb site
TopicWeb page
Topic associations Site map NLG text fragments[*]
Topic occurrencesImages, logo

Text

HTML fragments

External links
Topic namesPage headers, titles

Unordered and ordered lists

Hyperlink titles

NLG text fragments ...

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