RE: [ba-ohs-talk] :xu: Serious deep addressing (was Re: ![Gzz] Re: [ba-unrev-talk] Starting Point for Collab Tool
> Not just every paragraph, but every character, must be tracked.
> When you're almost there, why stop?
> I would recommend another look at the tumbler mathematics by
> Roger Gregory and Mark Miller, described in *Literary Machines*
> (you can find an illegal copy on the Web someplace, scanned as
> muiltipage fax=TIF=jfax). (01)
I've not yet located the scan, but there is a page about this here :
The W3C specs have gone down a similar path with XPath and XPointer as ways
of addressing parts (down to individual characters) of an XML doc e.g.
The biggest difference to my eyes would be that the W3C system is 'lumpy',
particularly as the documents will be addressed through reference to a
server - I don't think it is possible to do a 'smooth' relative reference
from one arbitrary point in a doc on one server to another point on another.
(I'm not entirely sure how you'd sequence the servers either - aardvark.au
I'm curious, has any work on this kind of system been done in the
compression/crypto worlds? I'm sure this is ground well trodden, but if you
had a doc starting with "abcdef..." then you can make words up as (start
letter, number of letters) pairs. (05)