WWW FAQs: What is hypertext?

2006-04-04: hypertext is text that contains hyperlinks. The HTML and XHTML documents we see on the World Wide Web are the best-known example of a hypertext system, but it is not the only one. Hypertext doesn't necessarily have to include links to documents in other places; a simple hypertext system can live on a single computer, as in the case of Apple's once-common HyperCard application.

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