Dynamic Linking,

...there are instructions in the URL?
Question 2: ...someone wanting to access that (document) would then be able to add viewspecs at the end of the address and have it parsed t be shown as if they're using Augment?
Question 3: ...they don't need to enter through (the OHS system). By having an address that goes through it(the OHS processor/parser), any browser that isn't even aware of OHS will be giving the product (document represented properly with OHS enhancements)?
Question 4: ...In effect you could probably have a command string at the end (of a URL) that says'go check this newspaper, if there are any stories relating to this, copy that, paste it it to this person...
Question 5: So OHS does not rely on someone using it from the get go?
Question 6: So this transition is so soft as to be almost invisible?
Question 7: This sounds like an amazing marriage between your ways of entering commands and icon based interfaces... that result in dynamic URL strings...
Question 8: This is a stealth Augment?
Answer: Yes. The information that you are asking the system to deliver is more than just the address of the target...

Viewspecs refer to a capability of Augment which would allow the user to specify how a document should be presented when called up. For example, adding a, 't' after the address could show a one line per paragraph deep outline. An example using Internet standard URLs could look something like this: http://www.bootstrap.org/glossary/test.html:t

"Traveling from one view point to another is accomplished by Jump commands, of which the simplest perhaps is a direct Jump to a statement designated by a screen selection. Then, for a worker grown used to employing address strings, a next form would be a Jump on an embedded link, or to a statement designated by a typed-in address string -- using any combination of the addressing elements and viewspecs described above. For example, the link "<4b:mI>" points to the Statement 4b, while invoking viewspecs "m" and "I" which cause the statements' SIDs to be displayed. The link "<Ref-1.l:i;LL>" points to the document referenced by the link in the statement named "Ref-1", invoking viewspec "i" for user content filtering, and sets the filter to "LL" to show only those statements beginning with a lower-case letter. The applications are effectively endless." From Authorship Provisions in AUGMENT

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.au 11.127 khz 16 bits mono with µLaw 2;1 compression.

Originally recorded on an Apple Macintosh PowerBook using a SONY ECM-T145 condenser microphone and Adobe Premiere audio/video editing software. The original recording was saved as a QuickTime file at 22 mhz, 16 bits with no compression.
Due to Doug's characteristically low voice it was then imported into a Premiere project where the volume was raised in the project timeline three times (no filter) and saved as a QuickTime movie.
The document was then finally imported into Apple's QuickTime Player and exported as .au at 11.127 khz, 16 bits mono with µLaw 2;1 compression resulting in the version playing here.

Recorded: Session 2. 7/25/2000. Interviewed at Dr. Engelbarts residence in Atherton, California, late in the evening by Frode Hegland @.


Copyright Doug Engelbart/Frode Hegland - 2000