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Once upon a time in hypertext, one thought was one page. Or at least, each page should be limited to one thing you were likely to want to link to presently or in the future. That way, your post could form and re-form connections in the network of links now and in the future. It can be used in many kinds of literature.

This was one of the rules of George Landow's "Rhetoric of Hypermedia."

When talking of Web hypertext, I use node and page as synonyms. Page is what fills a browser window on the Web. Node is the term from hypertext theory.

A node should also be well-rounded. You should be able to read it in many contexts, or on its own.

I don't call pages or nodes lexia. That would be a mistake.

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