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:zz: Why we need more than one mark dimension
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- Subject: :zz: Why we need more than one mark dimension
- From: Ted Nelson <ted@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 23 Sep 1998 06:27:21 +0900
- Cc: ted@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
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I think we've covered this.
If there is just a mark dimension, there can only be one mark
on a cell. Not very general.
At 03:27 AM 8/10/98 +1000, you wrote:
>On Sat, Jul 04, 1998 at 09:23:22PM +1000, Gossamer wrote:
>> Ted Nelson wrote:
>> > When we get Cell Types, "mark" will be a separate type.
>> > Till then, we assume that anything beginning "m."
>> > and posward of something else is a mark cell.
>> You mean anything with the dimension named m.*, or with the cell
>> content beginning with that?
>I think Ted was intending to use the cell content. But that's not
>necessary, since (analagous to the cursor dimensions) anything not at
>the head of a mark dimension is a mark cell.
>However, since "mark" is really a relationship between cells, I can't
>see any reason to actually have "mark cells" at all. Why not just have a
>mark dimension, and all the cells linked in a list in the mark dimension
>are part of that mark group? The mark groups, of course, should still
>be linked together in the marklist dimension to allow moving between
>mark groups. This substantially simplifies things (including eliminating
>the need for a "mark group counter"). Ted?
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