[tomboy-list] Fwd: Semantic awareness?
sanfordarmstrong at gmail.com
Wed Apr 11 14:33:18 PDT 2007
I think we're most interested in finding a solution that allows us to
continue using implicit linking, but to make it inherently safer. But
I don't speak for everyone, of course.
If we keep using implicit linking, but have stricter rules for note
titles (as proposed in bug 350990), how do people feel about keeping
the feature of updating link text when a note is renamed?
On 4/11/07, Chris Granade <cgranade at gmail.com> wrote:
> I'd imagine that a good solution would be an option as to whether to
> use implicit linking or explicit linking. Perhaps Tomboy could present
> the option in a wizard at start-up? If explicit linking was chosen, I
> would think that offering to make a link after the name of another
> note was entered. For instance, if someone typed "Start Here", then
> after the user presses the last 'e', Tomboy could subtley offer to
> make it into a link.
> On 4/11/07, Sanford Armstrong <sanfordarmstrong at gmail.com> wrote:
> > On 4/11/07, Mario Manno <mm-list at mm.42h.de> wrote:
> > > Tomboy does implicit linking. Implicit linking is bad. It may look
> > > easier at first, but as your note collection grows you accumulate too
> > > many links. Your notes become a mess. It actually decreases the
> > > usability of links.
> > > Take a look at wikipedia, they use links very carefully.
> > >
> > > With tomboy I try to make note titles as long as possible to avoid
> > > problems. I should have done this from the start, now i'm really afraid
> > > to rename some notes:
> > > In the previous example, if the author someday goes to another school,
> > > he may decide to rename the note 'school' to 'Old School'. Tomboy will
> > > then happily replace the word 'school' in every notes body with the new
> > > title.
> > What do you think of the proposed solution being worked on with bug
> > 350990 ? Do you think it is a sufficient solution to this problem?
> > Thanks,
> > Sandy
> >  http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=350990
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