Immutable Granular Addressability: Was: Re: [ba-unrev-talk] Re: International Purple Numbering Standard?
> What happens when the document being referenced grows or shrinks by
> one or more array items? People's links elsewhere are now broken.
> Which is basically what you are saying with:
> > By the way, another pressing issue intimately related to this matter
> > remains unresolved is that of link integrity. i.e., how do we keep the
> > to our sources from breaking if we don't control the source?
> > I believe I have solved this problem and will disclose details shortly.
> I'm very curious to hear this. (01)
(laughing) Chris, you sound as if you are a little skeptical. If anyone but
I had made that statement I would be too ;) Note however that I said "I
believe I have solved..." (emphasis on I). I never said anyone else would
believe me. ;)) (02)
I had a snafu with my pc this weekend. I had hoped to have this "solution"
described. I hope I don't disappoint (part of the reason for the delay), I
want to formalize/clarify my thinking. But the solution is surprisingly
simple. As a matter of fact why delay... (03)
---- IMMUTABLE GRANULARLY ADDRESSABILITY: SOLVED ----
All one need do is archive the page at the time that the link is made. Take
a snap shot of the page as it exists at that moment and link to the archived
snap shot. (Think about it for a few seconds).
---- END SOLUTION ---- (04)
http://web.archive.org is doing this now sorta, but their archive is,
according to them, about 6 months behind (I am not sure why there is such a
lag). While I can't use their archive to link to today's NYTimes, I can
(using PurpleSlurple) link back to an archived version of Fleabyte and be
quite confident that link will remain intact. <== think about that for a
minute too. (05)
(NOTE: In the above example PS is not required because Henry had the good
sense to us Eugene's Purple. But I wanted to relate something that this
group is familiar with, and besides Henry was directly responsible for
showing me the solution). (06)
So how do we get immutable granular addressability to today's news? If you
haven't figured it out already - stay tuned :) (07)
Best regards, (08)
Matthew A. Schneider (09)