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Re: (jcwren) Re: Subscribing to a thread?

by mirod (Canon)
on Feb 09, 2001 at 22:39 UTC ( #57433=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to (jcwren) Re: Subscribing to a thread?
in thread Subscribing to a thread?

Luckily, the XML already has provisions for what the parent ID of a response is, so maintaining threading across subject line changes is a non-issue

The only problem I see is that the XML generated by newest nodes xml generator does not have the node id of the thread, just the parent's. This means that the 'bots would need to manage it. That's possible, but kind of a pain. Is there no way to get the thread's first node id in the XML?


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(jcwren) Re: (3) Subscribing to a thread?
by jcwren (Prior) on Feb 09, 2001 at 22:45 UTC

    It would be a problem if we couldn't get an initial load of existing articles. But I happen to know that wouldn't be too much trouble to get hold of. As the newest nodes are integrated into the database, the scanner could build a linked list back up to the top level node id.

    Of course, I'm not sure if that really matters. If you're tracking a thread, you're working down from the current level, not back up. So as long as a node is at or below the current level that you're tracking, you'd see it.

    But, as we like to say, "It's only software"

    --Chris

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