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Thinking about how to blur the distinction between nodelets and regular nodes, so that you could, for example — theoretically — embed a regular node into your page like a nodelet, or — more practically — view a nodelet as a standalone ("regular") node.
Nodelets are special in the following ways:
Aside from that, they are essentially superdocs: documents which can contain code for performing various functions. There is no technical reason why a nodelet could not be viewed standalone, just like any other superdoc.
Now, if we can get this code to be ready for prime time, I would recommend making this the default view for nodelets, and migrating the current default view into the viewcode htmlpage. That is:
Then a pmdev simply clicks on the "code" link which will appear at the top of the nodelet display page to get to a point where its code can be examined/patched.
One further kewlosity: add /bare/ to the path part of the URL to get a nifty little ticker-like form (html, not xml) of any given nodelet. Example: your XP Nodelet. (It's not really a ticker; it doesn't auto-refresh.)
I also have a patch (expandfreenodelet - (patch)) for embedding any given nodelet's contents into your Free Nodelet. I'd like to know if this might have potential problems. It seems like a cool idea to me.
What is the sound of Windows? Is it not the sound of a wall upon which people have smashed their heads... all the way through?