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Re: :zz,osmic,f3,unix: Could a cell be an inode? [resend]
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- Subject: Re: :zz,osmic,f3,unix: Could a cell be an inode? [resend]
- From: Ted Nelson <ted@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 05 Oct 1998 19:09:17 +0900
- Cc: ted@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
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Trying to set aside my dislike of HTML for a minute--
>This would allow us to incorporate cells
>that point to files or portions of files as you suggested.
How could it point to "portions of files" without
Or without resuscitating our currently-defunct
TXT SRC server?
At 02:41 PM 10/2/98 +1000, you wrote:
>On Thu, Jul 02, 1998 at 12:49:38AM +0900, Ted Nelson wrote:
>> Is the following an Inspiration, or a Half Baked Idea?
>> We could make a cell a Unix inode
>> (or in the worst case, a file),
>> and let the fast Unix lookup mechanisms
>> do that work for us.
>> Including, possibly, dereferencing a
>> pointer-cell pointing to text.
>> I know that the hash database works very well,
>> I'm just wondering if putting the cell mechanism down at a
>> much lower level might have various forms of payoff.
>Sure, cells could be references to almost anything - in fact Bek's idea
>(of using references to URLs) is similar but more generalised. Of course,
>the more general the reference and the more layers of dereferencing
>the slower the performance. I suggest we adopt Bek's suggestion and
>make all cells references to URIs, and define some new URIs as needed
>(for OSMIC, for example). This would allow us to incorporate cells
>that point to files or portions of files as you suggested. This might
>also mean a change in the system where the Zigzag data contains only the
>links, and the data itself is stored elswhere - similar to Microcosm.
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