Re: PLink availability/feature requests

From: Eugene Eric Kim (
Date: Thu Apr 12 2001 - 23:51:19 PDT

On Thu, 12 Apr 2001, Murray Altheim wrote:

> I don't think either Purple or PLink (I think I'm going to simply call
> it "plink" instead) avoids any of the classic link maintenance issues.

Purple supports statement IDs (the address in parentheses) in addition to
hierarchical IDs, just like Augment. The idea is for statement IDs to be
permanent. So links to statement IDs won't break with new versions of the
document, assuming that the statement IDs still exist in those later

Obviously, there's no way to enforce this practice. But Purple encourages
this by providing a tool and describing a methodology for managing IDs and


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