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Bi-Directional Web Link
Add "b" to have <a href="..." b>mylink</a> as a directive for web registries of portals to index notable bi-directional links, and start a topology of web world that can be traversed like tunnels and among rooms.
Our roads connect both ways, web links - not quite. When you visit any
you only see outgoing links, but not incoming links. The Web is just a
not an undirected graph. So, you can't navigate the web like a maze of
connected with tunnels. Rather, you're forced to navigate
it only one
(just like with time dimension in real world).
So, how can we endow it with property of bi-directionality?
What about having a Public Registry of Referrers, an extended link format
intended bidirectional links. The link format like the following could be
<a href="some-url" b>Hello, Link</a>
(letter "b" could mean that it is intentionally public bidirectional link, and that
the world registry of links would have to register it, whereas upon removal of
or changing to ordinary link - auto-remove it from the registry.)
This will come in handy for creation of the long-wanted study-maze (link),
where, like in the real world, we have to navigate a graph, not a digraph.
3D Study Maze
(the old idea that needs it) [Mindey, Nov 16 2020]
(still working prototype) [Mindey, Nov 16 2020]
Word choice? [pertinax, Nov 16 2020]
A -----> B rather than A <-------> B [zen_tom, Nov 18 2020]
The Bi Directional weblink source will come from...
My browser history online
[pashute, Nov 19 2020]
||I dont get it. What does this do differently than
the back button and web history in current
||It tries to generate back-associations, adding a one-to-many mesh of links to the existing many-to-one system provided by conventional URLs.
||We foresee massive inadvertent recursion, logic loops, accidental denial-of-service cascades, the failure of the Web, the collapse of communications, disruption to trade, famine, war, and the complete collapse of your civilization.
||Isn't this what Google does? Counts pages that link to pages
that mention what you're searching for..?
On that note, this would be very easy to make a mess of; set
up pages full of random links, akin to the way some
annoying people "re-arrange" Google results by making
||//We foresee massive inadvertent recursion, logic loops,
accidental denial-of-service cascades, the failure of the
||Feels like just the sort of thing necessary to maintain the
need for a human-in-the-loop. When the AI goes, "wait, that
just leads... I don't understand"... that's where humans shine
"simply replace that number in the link with the thing on the
post-it note and there we go... now let me scan all these
post-it notes and save them to the desktop.
||Sounds like the web link rings of the olden times.
||[pertinax] re word-choice, digraph is fairly standard
shorthand for directed-graph, i.e. a network of nodes
and edges where the edges have a strict direction of
travel. In a (n undirected) graph, you can freely
move around from one node to the next via an edge - and back again -
but in a di(rected)graph, it's possible for edges to
be arranged such that you end up in a dead-end for
||This reminds me of pingbacks of blogging days.
||Nature only really flows one way. Only mankind has dual carriage ways.Nerves don't even have backflow but flow forward looping round.
||In saying that, software is open to programmed any way you want. I just think it will be niche use only, not world wide.
||What about printed URLs in scholarly journal references, books, or advertising posters and hoardings? These should also be referenced by this system.
||For example the back of a tin of pro-ascorbic dilutant retarder is printed with the text "visit www.rentishams.co.uk or follow us on twitter @rentishamsiscoolandtrendy53 and instagram @rentishamsiscoolandtrendy53b for special offers and news of our latest products"
||The system is not complete unless it includes things like this.