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-===== About Passages =====+<- [[what_is_hypertext|What Is Hypertext]] --------- [[link|About Links]]->​ 
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 +===== Passages ===== 
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 +====Introduction====
  
 The basic narrative unit of a book is a **chapter.** Although there are books that don't divide themselves up into chapters, most do, and it's a useful way for writers and readers to keep track of a book's structure. The corresponding unit for hypertext is **a choice and the text that leads to it.** In Choose Your Own Adventure books, this unit was a single printed page: The basic narrative unit of a book is a **chapter.** Although there are books that don't divide themselves up into chapters, most do, and it's a useful way for writers and readers to keep track of a book's structure. The corresponding unit for hypertext is **a choice and the text that leads to it.** In Choose Your Own Adventure books, this unit was a single printed page:
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 (Steve Jackson, //Talisman of Death//) (Steve Jackson, //Talisman of Death//)
  
-Using numbers to keep track of what to read next made sense for readers who had to locate the next part of the story themselves. But when hypertext leapt onto computer screens, choices could be made just by clicking underlined text:+Using numbers to keep track of what to read next made sense for readers who had to locate the next part of the story themselves. But when hypertext leapt onto computer screens, choices could be made just by [[link|clicking underlined text]]:
  
 > Scholar and showman, Urquhart knew in all his most sensitive bones that __this was the time__. There was a furious logic to this day-after-the-day,​ a logic he would have recognized even without Tate's nudge and a wink and "my friends around the Beltway"​ over lunch. > Scholar and showman, Urquhart knew in all his most sensitive bones that __this was the time__. There was a furious logic to this day-after-the-day,​ a logic he would have recognized even without Tate's nudge and a wink and "my friends around the Beltway"​ over lunch.
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 (Stuart Moulthrop, //Victory Garden//) (Stuart Moulthrop, //Victory Garden//)
  
-There have been many names for these individual parts of text that readers navigate through. In Twine, they are known as **passages**,​ a word that both means a section of a written work as well as a route one might pass through. ​+There have been many names for these individual parts of text that readers navigate through. In Twine, they are known as **passages**,​ a word that both means a section of a written work as well as a route one might pass through. 
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 +====Details==== 
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 +In Twine, passages are distinguished by their title. Passage titles are case-sensitive,​ which means that "This door" and "THIS DOOR" are two different passages. They also cannot contain the "​]"​ and "​|"​ symbols, or any line breaks. Passage titles must also be unique - trying to give two passages the same name will, usually, fail. 
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 +Passages may also possess one or more [[tag]]s. Consult the tags article to learn more about them. 
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 +Passages are usually drawn in the [[Story Map]] with blue title bars. Terminus passages - passages which contain no links leading out of them - are drawn with a darker title. The [[special passages|Start passage]] is drawn with a green bar. 
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 +{{ :​passage-titles.png |}}
  
-In Twine, passages are distinguished by their title. Passage titles are case-sensitive, which means that "This door" and "THIS DOOR" are two different passages. They also cannot contain the "]" and "|" symbols.+<[[what_is_hypertext|What Is Hypertext]] --------- [[link|About Links]]->​
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