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Re: defining mediator

From: Jon Garfunkel <jgarfunk@bbn.com>
Date: Sun, 29 Aug 1999 23:51:47 -0400
Message-Id: <3.0.3.32.19990829235147.00af0adc@manitoba.bbn.com>
To: ping@lfw.org
Cc: www-annotation@w3.org
I had tried to assign term X the name "mediator"...

At 10:26 PM 8/28/1999 -0700, ping@lfw.org wrote:
>> - The ThirdVoice mediator is a plug-in, so it's local.
>
>ThirdVoice is not a mediator because it doesn't actually chew
>up the document and produce a new document.  It just has its
>own code for displaying the annotations when the browser renders
>the document.
>
>> - HyperNews, Slashdot, PageSeeder, the mediator is on the (remote) server
>> which has the mark document and the related annotations. Call it
>> "integrated" ??
>
>These things also aren't mediators, for the opposite reason:

Then you might agree that we are still searching for the term X, that which
defines 

	"the code which fetches the annotations for a particular web page and
attatches the notes in the right places" ?

Okay, call X the Annotator. And re-read my previous note about where the
Annotator code (or engine) is located.

can we agree on that?

>May i again propose some terminology from CritLink?  We call
>such a document the "target document" of the annotation.
>(Where "we" is, roughly, myself and the people who have been
>at the design meetings for Crit.)

Ok, that's a good idea. My friends in the underworld seem to insistently
job syllables for their slang.

Jon

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