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Monastery tag -- dict://word

by Arguile (Hermit)
on Jun 03, 2001 at 02:38 UTC ( #85239=monkdiscuss: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

Along all the other monastery tags, word for certain terms that need their exact connotation clarified or may otherwise be ambiguous or unclear without further reffernce.


The first has better acronym support and a cleaner interface (google uses it).

It's probably been suggested before but I thought I'd cast my vote for it.

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Re: Monastery tags (need a new xml ticker)
by epoptai (Curate) on Jun 03, 2001 at 10:00 UTC
    New tags are great but a maintenence problem for XML clients, because each [tag://] in the XML stream has to be parsed and turned into a link. Perhaps a new xml ticker could be made to identify valid linktypes and the url they need to invoke.
    <NODETAGS> <link type="google" url=""></tag> <link type="lucky" url=""></ +tag> <link type="cpan" url=" +="></tag> <link type="isbn" url=" +asp?from=MDZ411&theisbn="></tag> </NODETAGS>

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Re: How about jargon://
by petdance (Parson) on Jun 03, 2001 at 03:53 UTC
    While we're at it, how about a jargon:// tag?


    %_=split/;/,".;;n;u;e;ot;t;her;c; ".   #   Andy Lester
    'Perl ;@; a;a;j;m;er;y;t;p;n;d;s;o;'.  #
    "hack";print map delete$_{$_},split//,q<   >
      if linking to, the jargon file is included. E.g. flarp.
Re: Monastery tag -- dict://word
by chipmunk (Parson) on Jun 03, 2001 at 19:25 UTC
    I've been feeling really lazy lately, so I'd like a [response://node-id] tag that would insert a response to the specified node.

    For example, [response://85239] would have been composed this response for me, saving me at least 30 seconds of valuable time.

Re: Monastery tag -- dict://word
by Beatnik (Parson) on Jun 03, 2001 at 04:02 UTC
    a [freshmeat://app] tag would be nice too :)

    ... Quidquid perl dictum sit, altum viditur.
Re: Monastery tag (how about merlyn://keyword)?
by epoptai (Curate) on Jun 05, 2001 at 00:06 UTC
    How about a [merlyn://] tag that links to a search on his column archive? A tag such as [merlyn://cookies] would return this link: cookies to this url:

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Re: Monastery tag -- dict://word
by mincus (Chaplain) on Jun 03, 2001 at 09:26 UTC
    I rather the dict:// tag automatically correct spelling for me, as opposed to giving a link to a definition...

    as in, [dict://speling] would be replaced with the first word giving from the list of possible words from the dict site (chosen on your homepage?) and returns it, unbeknownst to anyone else.

    UPDATE: After having a goodnights sleep, and seeing how many requests there where for new tags... I figured we should make it easy for vroom to implement, so why not just make a [DWIM://blarg] ala Acme::DWIM ;)


      that should be [spell://] and if it works in the preview, as it should, then you can correct it if it picks the wrong thing.

      also, btw, includes jargon file entries.

Re: Monastery tag -- dict://word
by belg4mit (Prior) on Jan 25, 2002 at 05:09 UTC
    I'd use Several databases including Jargon, clean simple and independent to boot.

    perl -pe "s/\b;([st])/'\1/mg"

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