h a l f b a k e r y
I didn't say you were on to something, I said you were on something.
add, search, annotate, link, view, overview, recent, by name, random
news, help, about, links, report a problem
or get an account
knows how to save where you are when there is no url change
The SURL just gets you there. You bookmark or share the
and it leads you to the exact page in the book, or to the
form in online app. If needed it walks you through pages
you have to fill in something
manually and once you filled in
the missing info, for example credentials, it continues to
you all the way to where you want to go.
Some websites give you a distinct url for each page you are
or for each choice you made /id=2077 or ?car=fiat&yr=2017
Others force you to go through a process of logging in, then
clicking through all the options to get to where you are.
For example looking at the scans of an ancient manuscript at
most large library websites, choosing a certain page doesn't
change the url.
This kind of website behavior leads to lengthy verbal
instructions like: You need to scroll down, choose this
don't forget to check that checkbox, and then press the
SEARCH button on the top-right of the page. Then scroll
up till you see the menu and ....
No more. The Smart URL has it all. Like a Tiny URL but with
[chronological, Jul 01 2020]
||This is possibly an improvement over specifying a URL to restrict your searches on droozle.
||what is droozle? (...off to google for it)
||Ok, you usually don't know when you first heard of something.
Now this one is recorded for me. It changed me from Not
Knowing to Realize I've been Trumping.
||So this is a kind of programmed script to auto-click a series of buttons or links?
||How does it work in practice? That some kind of keylogging / watching service sits in your browser and watches everything you do?
||Then when you get to something interesting you reach up to the "smarturl" button and press it, the service parses backwards through your actions and shows you a suggested action-sequence that got you to where you were, starting with a stable static url. It wraps that sequence up into the sharable link which any other instance of SmartURL (including a server-based implementation to allow sharing the sequence with people who haven't installed the spyware) will be able to follow to reach the same place eventually?
||I still forsee problems, such as when an item is found through a search on an ever-changing selection of objects... at that point a screenshot may be the best solution.
||// For example looking at the scans of an ancient
manuscript at most large library websites, choosing a
certain page doesn't change the url. //
||For this example, it seems like the best solution would be to
talk to the libraries and then the company that makes the
software they are using. Presumably a library would realize
the value in being able to site sources and would want to
facilitate that ability. The makers of the software would
want to support the library with features that it needs.
||This reminds me of my user url idea. See link