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use Purple numbers!

One of the things I'd _strongly_ recommend everyone do is use purple
numbers when publishing documents.  This will allow us to easily make
references to your papers for commentary, Topic Maps, and other purposes.
Over the past several months, I have found the granular addressability so
indispensable, I find it annoying when people don't use purple numbers.    (01)

We currently have two good systems for automatically adding and
maintaining the numbers: plink and Purple.    (02)

    http://www.eekim.com/software/purple/    (03)

If you're publishing your papers in XHTML, then using plink is a
no-brainer.  There's very little overhead on your part, and everyone else
will benefit from the increased addressability.  If you're willing to deal
with a bit of a learning curve, check out Purple.    (04)

Either way, _please_ start using purple numbers.  Or, propose and build
your own system for bootstrapping granular addressability onto your
publishing system, so that the rest of us can take advantage of that
addressability.    (05)

-Eugene    (06)

+=== Eugene Eric Kim ===== eekim@eekim.com ===== http://www.eekim.com/ ===+
|       "Writer's block is a fancy term made up by whiners so they        |
+=====  can have an excuse to drink alcohol."  --Steve Martin  ===========+    (07)