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Allow embedded hyperlinks in annotations that link to other annotations on the same page.

Useful where there are many annotations, including several by the same contributor.

[marked-for-someone-else- being-arsed-to-do-a-proper-search -to-see-if-this-already-exists]

8th of 7, May 17 2011


       Could you elaborate on the point in your second paragraph?
tatterdemalion, May 17 2011

8th of 7, May 17 2011

       What waugsqueke said.
DrBob, May 18 2011

po, May 18 2011

blissmiss, May 18 2011

       <a name="[hippo]'s annotation">Hmm!</a>
hippo, May 18 2011

       "Threaded comments"   

       The .5b depends heavily on text, and requires time and patience to read and have a feeling of not yet having gotten all the meaning behind those words. Maybe the next time I read it ...   

       What was the idea again? And where did waugs say what and when?
neelandan, May 18 2011

       // What was the idea again? //   

       <locallink> … oh. Blast.
8th of 7, May 18 2011

       Is this my second annotation?
normzone, May 18 2011

       I like featureless environments.
infidel, May 21 2011

       You'd just love Milton Keynes, [inf].
8th of 7, May 21 2011

       {14} This would be a hassle to use, I suspect, and a hassle to programme, possibly.   

       A simpler suggestion: simply number the annotations consecutively. This could be done automatically. If an annotation is deleted, no matter - the later ones don't change their numbers and you just have some numbers that aren't there.   

       If this were done, you could just refer to "Anno {14}" or whatever.   

       It might look cluttery, which would be a shame. But you could always give users the option to view or hide the numbers.
MaxwellBuchanan, May 21 2011

       //the numbers// like 110521 or something like that.
FlyingToaster, May 22 2011

       I think it could be even more useful (and so much simpler) if links could be made to other annos or even grouped anno threads on any HB page. Given some the tangents we go off on, a string of annos discussing something totally off- topic might turn out to be very relavent somewhere else.   

       Actually, I'm just trying to sew chaos and confusion. Old habits die hard.
Alterother, May 22 2011

       // sew chaos and confusion //   

       Sounds like a stitch-up…
8th of 7, May 22 2011

       The way to do this, if it turned out to be something to do, is to make the date text that appears next to the username at the end of the annotation into a clickable "permalink" using anchor tags and an auto- generated auto-numbering sequence count based on how many annotations have already been created on an idea.   

       Thus, the HTML code that would appear for the date on my first annotation at the top of this idea would look something like this:   

       <a href = "http:// www.halfbakery.com/idea/ Links_20to_20annotations#1" >May 17 2011</a>   

       ...which when clicked would take you directly to that annotation, even if linked from another page.   

       The simplest way to handle auto-generated count is to use part of the date/time stamp for the anchor handle. This will maintain the chronological sequence.   

       This set-up does nothing for situations when there are several annotations by the same contributor, but as [8th of 7] only demonstrated the potential to explain the reasons for that, we have to disregard that for now.   

       I say "if" this turned out to be something to do, which I should like to opine it is not such a something and it ought not be done for the sake of the halfbakery's simplicity.
tatterdemalion, May 22 2011

       We were with you right up to that last line, [tatter].
8th of 7, May 22 2011


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