The Electronic Labyrinth

Structural Conventions

A paper book uses many structural devices as signposts and guides for the reader. These have evolved over centuries to provide a series of conventions. The author of a hyperbook has the freedom to ignore, redefine, or follow these conventions:

Some authoring systems provide innate support for these devices in the user interface, others allow them to be imposed by the author.

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