Re: [unrev-II] Augment + categories = OHS v0.1

From: Eugene Eric Kim (
Date: Sat Jun 24 2000 - 10:57:14 PDT

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    On Fri, 23 Jun 2000, Eric Armstrong wrote:

    > * I agree with Eugene (in principle) that links should
    > be categorizable. I have been calling that feature
    > "typed links", but it undoubtedly makes sense to reuse
    > the category-capability to accomplish that typing.

    I think that you and Doug have different definitions of typed links. My
    understanding of typed links is that the link has information about the
    document to which it's linked. Categorizing links, on the other hand,
    expresses information about the relationship between the items that are

    > * Just to be sure, though, I think it behooves us to come
    > with a use case that requires them. The first idea I
    > came up with was "all design notes corresponding to this
    > version of the system requirements" -- but that search
    > can be satisfied using the type of the link target.
    > Any other cases come to anyone's mind?

    Excellent point. What about carrying out an IBIS-style discussion? Don't
    you need categorizable links for this? For example, if I post a response
    to an issues list, I want to be able to link that response to a particular
    issue and categorize it as either an answer or an alternative.


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