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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.

  • http://www.dictionary.com/cgi-bin/dict.pl?term=$word
  • http://www.m-w.com/cgi-bin/dictionary?va=$word

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="http://www.google.com/search?q="></tag> <link type="lucky" url="http://www.google.com/search?btnI=lucky&q="></ +tag> <link type="cpan" url="http://search.cpan.org/search?mode=module&query +="></tag> <link type="isbn" url="http://www1.fatbrain.com/asp/BookInfo/BookInfo. +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?

    xoxo,
    Andy

    %_=split/;/,".;;n;u;e;ot;t;her;c; ".   #   Andy Lester
    'Perl ;@; a;a;j;m;er;y;t;p;n;d;s;o;'.  #   http://petdance.com
    "hack";print map delete$_{$_},split//,q<   andy@petdance.com   >
    
      if linking to www.dictionary.com, 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 :)

    Greetz
    Beatnik
    ... 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:
    http://www.stonehenge.com/perl/googlecolumnsearch?search_for=cookies

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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 ;)


    .mincus
    telnet://bbs.mincus.com

      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, dict.org includes jargon file entries.

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

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