is it true ?
alex at tweedly.net
Thu May 19 14:12:03 EDT 2005
Dennis Brown wrote:
> If we all make an effort to fix stuff or add examples to the web
> notes, perhaps everyone, even those not on this list will benefit.
Hmmmm - I think I'd agree with Phil Davis from an earlier thread on the
topic of Web Notes - without someone watching over the content, you have
to be careful how much you trust Web Notes written by random,
unidentified people. And of course, there's no way to know whether
anything you put up there will remain there, since anyone can edit it later.
> The thing that would really make the web notes shine, is if the Icon
> would change to a wiggly one, or some other way of grabbing your
> attention if a web note is available. I am sure it would be easy to
> add a script to the doc stack that after finding a topic, it would
> (if you have a web connection) check to see if the web note is not
> empty and do something noticeable. Unfortunately I am not
> experienced enough to make that change. Anyone out there know how to
> do this?
The problem is that there's no way to tell if there is a Web Note
without doing the HTTP "get" - and once you've got the web page, you
might as well just display it - so you might as well just turn on
"Display Web Notes". There might be some value in changing an icon, for
the sake of those where the doc page is more than one screen long, and
it's easy to miss the web note.
What I've been looking at is extracting all the Web Notes - easy to do,
but pretty slow ..... and demonstrates the need for someone to monitor
what text gets entered there. I'll put the stack up on RevOnline when
it's done - but in the meantime, all the Web Notes from the Dictionary
can be found at
Alex Tweedly http://www.tweedly.net
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