Do you know of a working example? Is the following info about the
Collaborative Writing Engine a possible example?
The Collaborative Writing Engine is a tool for building essays, poems,
stories, novels, hypertexts, discussions and as-yet-unheard-of-forms of
literary produce in a context that allows and invites participation by
anyone with WWW access.
David L Robinson wrote:
> At 8:04 -0800 22/12/2000, Garold L. Johnson wrote:
>> [Garold L. Johnson] The major problems with email all relate to
>> linking, at least to a first approximation. Since emails have no
>> unique identifiers, tying even a reply to a specific email much less
>> a specific reference is difficult since there is nothing unique to
>> which an email can refer. Hence we end up doing a lot of quoting
>> because we can't refer to an email uniquely much less in a fine
>> grained way, and there is no way of knowing how much of the email
>> traffic any new viewer has.
>> Egroups assigns a message number to every message it receives, but
>> that number is not reflected in the email that is sent to the list.
>> The originator doesn't know it since it isn't assigned until it is
>> received by egroup.
> Just a note on the unique identifiers point. E-mail does have a
> unique identifier its called Message-ID.See
> http://community.roxen.com/developers/idocs/rfc/rfc2392.html The RFC
> 2392 also mentions unique identifiers to content (CID). So you could
> have a MIME e-mail with each paragraph a MIME entity with a unique CID
> which could easily be cross referenced just like a HTML "A NAME=" Tag.
> Usually the E-mail body is just one MIME entity as no one has thought
> about the benefits of having each paragraph a MIME entity. An
> advantage of using this RFC is standard E-mail clients can be modified
> so linking to specific parts of a past E-mail would be possible. --
> David Robinson
> ICQ# 8955819
> SMITH'S LAW: No real problem has a solution.
> Me(I Think): Real Geeks never die. Their E-mail addresses just bounce.
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