From: Dan Connolly (email@example.com)
Date: Sat Aug 26 2000 - 22:38:14 PDT
Dan is always asking for this and doing it by hand. I have never seen an
will do it automatically.
Copy to the clipboard a BLOCKQUOTE with inside it a copy of the
text, linked back to the original document from which it came. [...]
-- Tim Berners-Lee - Editing User Interface
Sun, 27 Aug 2000 02:46:55 GMT
They seem to work in NS4 but not IE. It's a cheap hack.
Once you put it in your toolbar, you just select text
on any page in the web and click the bookmarklet, and
it generates a mail message such as this one,
containing an excerpt ala the one above.
(The other one generates some HTML in
I do this by hand so much... I expect to save
about an hour a day. This is so tedious to do
by hand, but it's so fun to have the computer
finally do it for me that I think I'll do
another one just for fun:
Developed for the Foresight Institute to enable
critical discussions and enhance productivity for
those using the web, CritSuite takes vital steps
toward a truly connected and interactive Web
CritSuite consists of three pieces of integrated
software which allow individuals to comment on
and view existing hypertext documents (CritLink),
navigate the Web using a graphical interface
(CritMap), and to archive email exchanges using
the features of hypertext (CritMail).
-- CritSuite: public annotation on the whole Web since 1997
Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 GMT
hmmm... bug: if there's no HTTP Last-Modified header,
this thingy reports the beginning of the epoch.
TODO: enhance the email thingy to intelligently
fill in the To field of the email, by finding a link to
a mailto address with rel="made" or rel="reply-to".
Patent pending. ;-) Hm... seriously, I better
publish the code to establish prior art just in case.
I hereby release the code to the public domain:
-- Dan Connolly, W3C http://www.w3.org/People/Connolly/
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