Re: Fwd: Semantic awareness?
D. Moonfire <lists@...
2007-04-11 18:33:29 GMT
Mario Manno wrote:
> On Tue, 2007-04-03 at 10:45 -0400, Pete Goodall wrote:
>> However, the ability to link text to a specific note, rather than
>> only being able to create new notes or link to notes with the exact
>> same title, would be very hand.
>> That being said, Tomboy is intended to be a *simple* note-taking
>> program. Are we making it too complicated? That's more philosophical
> Tomboy does implicit linking. Implicit linking is bad. It may look
> easier at first, but as your note collection grows you accumulate too
> many links. Your notes become a mess. It actually decreases the
> usability of links.
> Take a look at wikipedia, they use links very carefully.
> With tomboy I try to make note titles as long as possible to avoid
> problems. I should have done this from the start, now i'm really afraid
> to rename some notes:
> In the previous example, if the author someday goes to another school,
> he may decide to rename the note 'school' to 'Old School'. Tomboy will
> then happily replace the word 'school' in every notes body with the new
> I'd prefer explicit linking anytime. And I would prefer unique
> identifiers with labels, as title, over links relying purely on the note
If Tomboy eventually has explicit linking, just make sure it can be entered via
typing, like MediaWiki's [[stuff]], instead of typing it in, selecting it,