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From: <marja@annotea.org>
Date: Thu, 14 Oct 2004 08:26:23 -0500
Message-ID: <1097760383.416e7e7f7afcc@mail.opentransfer.com>
To: "Ralph R. Swick" <swick@w3.org>
Cc: public-annotea-dev@w3.org

Quoting "Ralph R. Swick" <swick@w3.org>:

> 
> At 10:47 PM 10/13/2004 -0500, marja@annotea.org wrote:
> >I think it makes 
> >sense to use global http:// HomeTopic because I think it helps merging
> several 
> >bookmark files from the user's point of view.
> 
> yes, it would be nice if users chose a home topic whose name
> could be resolved in the Web.  This gives them an easy place to
> publish other facts about their home topic for easy discovery by
> others.  (They can still publish facts about a non-http: home topic
> in the Web but obviously they have to find somewhere other than
> at the home topic URI to publish those facts.)
> 
> > I want to take that direction 
> >now with ubimarks and experiment with it.
> >
> >Is there any reason why I should not use 
> >http://http://www.w3.org/2002/01/bookmark#MyHomeTopic ? 
> 
> If everyone uses the same home topic then dropping the 'My'
> from the Topic name would lead to less confusion about whether
> this was really personalized.  Remember -- if you load Jose's
> bookmark list together with your own, it will appear as if all
> of Jose's topics are also SubTopics of your own HomeTopic.

I agree that it is better to drop "My" or even name this a "CommonRoot" or 
something like that. The idea was that it could be a hook to attach different 
topic trees and not have much other meaning.

So, getting Jose's topics tree as part of my tree is what I wanted to do. But 
obviously it would not help if I wanted to add it deeper in the tree 
and that was another thing I wanted to do (forgot that in the excitement when 
finally getting things to work again after crash :-) ). 

I'm not sure if we even necessarily need a root topic for each file. My code 
currently finds several root topics if they don't have a single starting point 
and shows all those trees. Have to still look what the effect of Jose's 
collections are for this.

HomeTopic was easy to add as a default topic if the bookmark has none, but 
maybe it should be just listed without a topic until one is given...

Need to experiment and think a bit more. Ideas are welcome too. I'll try to 
publish a new version soon, so you can better see the experiments both with 
home topics and with different URI's for topics and bookmarks.

Marja
Received on Thursday, 14 October 2004 13:26:08 GMT

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