[erlang-questions] FOP (was: Re: Trace-Driven Development)

Henning Diedrich <>
Wed Jun 6 14:19:41 CEST 2012


On 6/6/12 12:36 PM, Joe Armstrong wrote:
> I'm really impressed by the real-world haskell site (see for example
> http://book.realworldhaskell.org/read/functional-programming.html)

Since you already mentioned that you were thinking of UUIDs, maybe the 
way was to set up a global comment repository and provide JavaScript 
links and alternatively a browser plugin that can link to /any/ 
paragraph on any page to let comments appear after any paragraph 
anywhere. The JS could be for sites to tie in, which intent to 
participate. They would not have to change anything in their structure 
as the JS would just inspect the DOM and add the 'n comments' hooks. The 
browser plugin for all other.

This annotated web could be complemented with the possibility to also 
store links between any two paragraphs explicitly, beyond the obvious 
option of writing URLs into the comment proper.

To compensate for multiple copies or dynamic URLs, the text, stripped of 
tags, could be hashed to arrive at a technical reference.

This would all only work in 70% of cases. Superficial changes would 
break the hashes. But it could be an easy way to phase such efforts in.

Henning
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