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WebStyler: What is a `previous link'?
As discussed in
`What is a `next link'?', some sequences of
pages have a strong serial orientation. Often, readers will want
to read these sequences more than once.
There is another problem. There's nothing to prevent someone
from jumping into the middle of a sequence. People arriving there
may be disoriented, and want to back up.
For both these reasons, it's good to provide a `previous' link
that they can follow to get back to the beginning of a serial section.
As with `next' links, there are two possible sources for determining
the target of a `previous' link:
- If you have a specific page in mind, use a
<prev> tag to
tell WebStyler where the `prev' link should go.
- If you don't provide a <prev> tag,
the target of the next link will be inferred from the
file's position in the outline structure as described
Plan file---specifically, the page
preceding this page at the same level, if any.
Next: What is a `see also link'?
See also: Dealing with navigation problems
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