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S U M M A R Y
DIARY: February 25, 2000 09:01 PM Friday;
SDS records with HTML in email use "Attach" command.
2...Attach Function in Netscape Incorporates HTML in Composition Space
3...Pandora's Box Organizing Information for Knowledge Management
4...Lost in Meaning Space - Attach Means Include, Copy into, Incorporate
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Web Site, SDS Data Base,
Email Access to SDS Record via Links
SDS Attach to Email HTML Netscape, IE
Email Pictures SDS Records Incorporate as HTML
0706 - ..
0707 - Summary/Objective
070801 - Follow up ref SDS 3 0000, ref SDS 1 0000.
070803 - Got the answer on how to incorporate SDS and other stuff with HTML
070804 - into Netscape compositions. Found this was used initially in 1998,
070805 - then Morris asked me to use webmail. He and others could not read
070806 - HTML in their email programs. So for over two years we didn't have to
070807 - use Attach, because everything is tied together in SDS. But, Morris
070808 - now prefers stuff in email because clicking takes too much time, even
070809 - though they click all day at Intel.
070810 - ..
070811 - Sent ref DIT 1 0001 thanking Eric for help. Linked to this
070812 - record as case study that may support DKR efforts. Cited record of
070813 - Colloquium discussion about "ontology" that leads to Pandora's Box,
070814 - per below. ref SDS 0 0897
070816 - [On 000227 received letter from Eric. ref SDS 11 0001]
0711 - Progress
071201 - ..
071202 - Attach Function in Netscape Incorporates HTML in Composition Space
071204 - Received ref DRT 1 0001 from Eric Armstrong who is the discussion
071205 - leader for Doug Engelbart's Colloquium at Stanford, per the work on
071206 - 000120. ref SDS 9 4466
071208 - Eric responds to a letter I sent yesterday, that was not entered in
071209 - the record, asking how to get SDS records in HTML to display in
071210 - Netscape's email. He sent an email to the Colloquium that included an
071211 - HTML rendered article on Microsoft. So I sent him a letter asking how
071212 - he did it, because Morris has been asking me to include correspondence
071213 - and SDS records in the email, so he does not have to click to go get
071214 - it.
071216 - Eric sent an initial letter saying he does not know how Netscape
071217 - attaches web addresses so the content displays in the email.
071219 - I wrote back asking...
071221 - How did you get the MS article in your email to the team on
071222 - 000222?
071224 - Eric's letter today says...
071226 - Like I said: I attached it, using the standard "attach" button.
071227 - There's nothing special in my preferences that I can see, and I
071228 - even told the system to default to plain text authoring.
071229 - ref DRT 1 0001
071232 - ..
071233 - Pandora's Box Organizing Information for Knowledge Management
071234 - Lost in Meaning Space - Attach Means Include, Copy into, Incorporate
071236 - This is another example of the meaning drift problem, set out in
071237 - POIMS, and noticed recently on 000221 by the Colloquium at Stanford
071238 - discussing the Pandora's Box that arises from organizing information
071239 - for effective knowledge. ref SDS 10 7455
071241 - On 980316 I was aware that Netscape has an Attach button, and that it
071242 - causes information at a specified URL address to display in the email
071243 - as HTML. ref SDS 2 2040
071245 - However, on 980329 switched to webmail because some people complained
071246 - they could not read the HTML in their email programs. ref SDS 4 3343
071247 - Since, by then everyone had a web browsers, we just started linking
071248 - out to the letter on the web. People reported this worked well, e.g.,
071249 - on 990602. ref SDS 5 0001, and on 990909. ref SDS 7 0001
071251 - Experience using this method revealed advantages, reported on 990804.
071252 - ref SDS 6 1280 There is flexibility for correcting mistakes that
071253 - routinely occur in email, for example, reported on 991230, ref SDS 8
071254 - 7840, without increasing complexity of the record, which otherwise
071255 - causes more mistakes.
071257 - An example is the letter today, that has "...the the composition,"
071258 - which I noticed after transmitting the letter. I corrected the
071259 - version on the web, but cannot access or get back the email.
071261 - On 991009, the person who suggested webmail on 980329, suddenly wanted
071262 - email instead. This lead to a search for the prior method.
071264 - How can we deliver HTML in email, and retain advantages of webmail?
071266 - We could put a notice in the letter to click on a link to the webmail
071267 - for the latest version. The reader can decide what to do. Actually,
071268 - it might be simpler. Most every letter is linked to an SDS record of
071269 - origin, which has a link to the version on the web, per above.
071270 - ref SDS 0 7644 This gives readers the ability to get the version on
071271 - the web, for last second corrections. If time is short they can go
071272 - with the email version.