schraefel, m.c., Mancila, Blanca and Plaice, John,
Geratsiykus, Manilis and Rodogiannis, Panos(eds.)
Intensional Programming II: Papers based on the1999 International Symposium on Lucid and Intensional Programming
To become a meaningful medium that will enhance and support online interaction between Authors and actual, virtual Users, the Web must be intensional. This is a different emphasis for the Web than that defined by Ted Nelson when he coined the terms hypertext and hypermedia in 1965. Since Nelson's view of hypermedia is often received as the definition from which the Web takes shape, this paper will consider Nelson's vision to demonstrate that, despite its hyperlinking, Nelson's project presents a unipolar, extensional vision of hypermedia. We explore the limits of such an extensional web and redefine the web through an intensional model (ConTexts and Intensional Communities). We also present this model's possibilities for future growth in creating machine-assisted, networked communications and communities.
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