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From Sam Ruby <ru...@intertwingly.net>
Subject Re: board report duplication
Date Sat, 13 Apr 2019 23:27:13 GMT
On Sat, Apr 13, 2019 at 5:54 PM Ted Dunning <ted.dunning@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> Moving to a data format that makes a stronger distinction between content
> and envelope might be nice. JSON would work if content is actually quoted
> (don't bet on it). A directory would probably be better because the content
> of a file can't break the meta-data in the directory. Something like a real
> database would be even better.

This month's agenda in JSON format:

https://whimsy.apache.org/board/agenda/2019-04-17.json

Ideally the incubator report would not be a single blob (entry 47 this
month), but would be a structure.

> Let's all blame Telnet and FTP for starting this lamentable trend of mixing
> text and meta-data, but it would be nice to stop reliving five decade old
> problems.

In this case, the text format predated the agenda tool.  To date, a
design constraint has been to continue to allow the text format be
edited directly (and many of us still find that to be convenient at
times).

- Sam Ruby

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