A way of presenting information. Hypertext provides a means of navigating round a document, or from document to document, by clicking on highlighted hyperlinks (text or images). Most documents on the web are written in HTML (hypertext mark-up language) and hypertext therefore provides the main means of navigating around the web.
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A means of coding text (a word or phrase) in electronic documents (such as web pages and e-mail messages) so that clicking on the text causes a different document, or another part of the same document, to be displayed. Hypertext is usually distinguished from surrounding text by use of a different font color, underlining and other visual indicators. Web pages (which are commonly coded in HTML or hypertext markup language) use hypertext to enable linking, the primary method of navigation within pages and websites, and from site to site.
For more information, see Practice Note, Online Advertising and Marketing: Linking, Framing, Metatags, Banners, Pop-Ups and Keywords (www.practicallaw.com/4-500-4232).

Practical Law Dictionary. Glossary of UK, US and international legal terms. . 2010.

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