Re: DKRs without the "K"

From: Eugene Eric Kim (
Date: Wed Feb 14 2001 - 12:02:54 PST

On Wed, 14 Feb 2001, Lee Iverson wrote:

> After reading a few of the grove introductions, I'm way psyched. That is
> exactly the conclusion I've come to. What I'm designing is a distributed
> grove engine. I need to understand more about the granularity, but the idea
> of having a few basic building blocks for all structured document types and
> a means of manipulating them in a distributed environment is going to be
> a real killer app.

Cool. It looks like we're starting to reach consensus on the big picture
Incidentally, I'm very glad we're having this discussion; it makes me feel
less urgent about finishing up and posting my amalgam of technical notes
and commentary.

I'm curious about how your design handles links. In a previous message:

you seem to imply that links are stored in your repository. I can vaguely
see how that would work. A nice result is that links would inherit the
capabilities of the repository, such as version control. But I'm not
so sure about what the other benefits would be. I'm also seeing potential
for some serious wackiness. You could have links to links, for example,
or metalinks. I think my brain is going to explode. :-)

Looking forward to your presentation tomorrow morning.


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