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From Joe Germuska <>
Subject Re: Compartmentalization of Modules (was Re: [18111] et al)
Date Thu, 22 Jan 2004 23:56:49 GMT
At 5:45 PM -0500 1/22/04, Ted Husted wrote:
>As Nathan and Matt mentioned, the link would only be indicating what 
>module it was linking to. No extra information is needed over what 
>the contextRelative syntax would require. The contextRelative syntax 
>simply embeds the module prefix in the link.
>Actually, there is one difference :)
>By using the module syntax, we are leaving the door open to the idea 
>of decoupling the module-prefix from the "logical" module at some 
>future time.
>Right now, stuff for the "excercise" module is under /root/exercise, 
>but that might change sometime, so that we migth be able to map the 
>files for the "exercise" module to some other location. Of course, 
>that all depends on where people want to take modules in the future.

I'm +1 on the module="foo" syntax, especially for the "decoupling" prospect.


Joe Germuska       
       "Imagine if every Thursday your shoes exploded if you tied them 
the usual way.  This happens to us all the time with computers, and 
nobody thinks of complaining."
             -- Jef Raskin

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