Last update: Fri, Sep 7, 2012 at 12:59 PM.
OPML comments
  • This is the beginning of a process to introduce web outlining to a much larger group of people, we hope. :-)
    • An open form of Instant Outlining where readers can see the discussion in a web browser, attached to a blog post, and people can edit comments in the OPML Editor.
    • Anywhere the <%opmlcomments%> macro appears you get a comments box.
    • When you're viewing a post that can take comments and if you're running the OPML Editor on your local computer, you will see a green OPML button. When you click the button, the OPML Editor comes to the front, an outline window opens, and a new headline is created with the title of the post. Underneath it an empty headline is ready to receive your comments. Screen shot.
    • There's a Save button at the top of the window. Click it and your comments are saved to the server and saved locally. This is important. You retain a copy of all the text that you write. You can also save the comments to an S3 bucket for an offline backup. You can also set it up to save to your Dropbox public folder and you get a similar effect.
    • I've put together a little test venue for the adventurous first users! :-)
    • There is also a DNS-based identity system ready to deploy for this bootstrap. At the beginning identity will be on the honor system (i.e. please don't say you're me). Later, you will have a domain that you control that indicates who left the comment. As promised, we're using the identity system that the Internet provides, not one provided by a corporate silo. (No Facebook or Twitter logins here.)
    • I would like the comments to be realtime, so if a new comment appeared the box would automatically re-display without the user having to refresh the page.
    • A command that asks you for your name.
    • Save comments locally.
    • Properly factor the code into opmleditor.comments.
    • The comments should be expanded by default.
    • If you've already left a comment, the original comment appears in your window. This makes editing on a laptop while away from your desktop work.
    • Work on the appearance of the comments box.
    • opmlEditor.menuCommands.yourName
    • opmleditor.comments
    • opmleditor.website.comments
    • system.menus.menubar
    • worldoutlinesuite.setdefaultatts