Links within topics

A topic may contain several types of links.

Links to resources outside a topic's containing XML document that use direct URI-based addresses establish unconditional topic-to-resource dependencies. Such dependencies can impede reuse in two ways:

These issues can be avoided by using key-based addressing. Because keys are defined in maps, each map that uses the linking topic can bind the key to the most appropriate resource.

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