Re: Can we be more concrete?

Tim Bray wrote:
> and they all did the obvious things.
> This was nothing more than a multi-ended link, accessible from some,
> not all, of its ends, each link having a defined role and label,
> and a defined behavior.
> I can imagine a syntax to describe this level of functionality, with
> a handy basket of boiler-plate roles and behaviors, and simple rules
> for rolling your own.  

I think we can all imagine that and have in one system or another.
Bring on the strawman and people will explain their positions.
Even if it does not help you as an editor, it may help all 
of us understand your editing better.