revdev at pdslabs.net
Tue Mar 27 10:41:26 CDT 2007
I've never built a lookup tool like this but it reminds me of one I used for
several years. It used the DICT protocol. If you've never looked at this
protocol, you might find it interesting. Typing 'DICT protocol' into google or
wikipedia will bring up a veritable firehose of info about it!
Mark Swindell wrote:
> Just looking into this, but I'm wondering about architecting a small
> stack that would allow me to input a list of words into a field, and
> then click a button which would return the entire list of words with
> their dictionary definitions. Ideally these would be drawn from a
> source such as Merriam-Websters student dictionary (online
> http://wordcentral.com/ ), or another student dictionary on the HD....
> How difficult would this be to do in Rev, and what might be an
> efficient way to pull it off? Or does such a tool already exist somewhere?
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