What is the name for the pattern where consecutive words in a phrase are each hyper-linked to similar resources?

For example: there are many sites in the Stack Exchange network.

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    Could be worse. May 4, 2014 at 21:13
  • Does this pattern have a name? Your question implies that it already has a name.
    – A.L
    May 4, 2014 at 23:37
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    It's just a list of links, I don't think it has a specific name. Jun 3, 2014 at 22:07

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I think that's a key feature of a wiki style resource.

Linking through hyperlinks is an important feature of Wikipedia. Internal links are used to bind the project together into an interconnected whole. Interwiki links bind the project to sister projects such as Wikisource, Wiktionary, and Wikipedia in other languages; and external links bind Wikipedia to the World Wide Web.

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