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Re: [ba-ohs-talk] DKR Progress, backlink database data

On Sun, 9 Dec 2001, Peter  Jones wrote:    (01)

> > Question: when do links need context?
> Um, not sure. But a little descriptive metadata can go a long way in
> interaction -- crucially, to aid lookahead. If it's in a standard format it
> goes further in enabling more interesting forms of interaction to be built
> in. But again, lots of limiting choices have to be made.
> 'Lookahead' is the key word for me.
> Cheers,
> Peter
> P.S. Eugene, what happens to /^--\s*$/ when it hits my last opinion above?
> Methinks it gets messy. ;-)    (02)

de-lurking for a moment...    (03)

It won't match. The ^ means start of line.    (04)

Eugene, I think what you might want is /^--\s?$/ because otherwise
aren't you matching too much?    (05)

Important to remember in this discussion that the matching is not to
edit the message but to constrain the searching for URLs. As such
Eugene's plan seems pretty good. Especially since what we are talking
about here is gathering some URLs where none were gathered before.
Some better than none, right?    (06)

This list has a tendency to get a bit distracted by the details,
delaying actual experimentation, don't you think? What Eugene is
talking about here isn't particularly complicated, could gather some
interesting data and could expose some patterns of understanding that
lead somewhere interesting. Even if fails to create a product of some
kind the process of experimenting with something semi-tangible has a
much different impact than just thinking about it.    (07)

Or if you want me to be a little more foofie about it I can come back
with a bunch of noodling about Barsalou, Landauer, Winograd and Flores,
Suchman, Schon, etc. etc. and of course Engelbart but that would belabor
things.    (08)

Chris Dent  <cdent@burningchrome.com>  http://www.burningchrome.com/~cdent/    (09)