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Re: [ba-unrev-talk] Granular Addressability in HTML Documents - ON THE FLY

Good work, Matthew! I concur with Eric.    (01)

One item on the wish list (if I may have one),    (02)

... the way you have it now, a paragraph with a list (unordered or
ordered) are all rolled under one purple number. It is generally
useful to be able to reference a particular bullet within the list. As
such, it will be great to have purple numbers for each item on a list.
Hope you'll include this in your next enhancement.    (03)

Best regards,
PPY    (04)

P.S. I know you mentioned about graphics already ... but it would
still be nice to be able to pull the images along.
--    (05)

Eric Armstrong wrote Thu, 05 Sep 2002 14:04:20 -0700:
> Matthew Schneider wrote Thu, 5 Sep 2002 14:17:48 -0500:
> > Doug Englebart gave us Augment and Eugene E. Kim gave us Purple. I am pleased
> > to announce: PurpleSlurple (PS). The idea is the same as Purple, "granular
> > addressability in HTML documents", but this solution attempts to facilitate
> > and apply this functionality to documents that already exist on the Web. Purple on-the-fly as it were.
> Hell, I had to look at this just because of the name. (I love it.).
> Marvelous hack!!
> This could be the best thing since sliced bread, *especially* if it were implemented
> as a proxy. Then all of the web pages I visit would could through that proxy, and
> be purplized.
> Notes:
>    * This is basically Doug's transcoding vision, but with the server taken out
>       of the picture, because the proxy is part of the client system.
>    * That means URLs look identical to normal URLs, instead of being passed
>       as an argument to a server.
>    * Since all proxies would purplize the same, the reference my proxy generates
>       would go to the indentical location in your proxy -- and unproxied browsers
>       would simply ignore the anchor reference.
> The one drawback to that scenario is the runtime cost of purpilizing every page as it is viewed. An alternative would be a giant google server that cached everything with purple numbers. Again, normal URLs would work -- you'd simply be looking at the world through a purple-colored lense, as it were.
> Again, great hack.
> Congratulations.    (06)