I had a long discussion with Mark about this journal.
Specifically, about how to handle multiple tumbler requests.
Generally, I'm trying to support a generalized syntax to select single
entries, such as “2000/2/3,” but I can also handle ranges, like
“2000/2/3-18” or even “2000/2-7/6.” I can even handle multiple
requests, such as “2000/2/3-18,4/8,5/1-5/10” but the problem is how to
handle overlapped requests? How should I handle something like
“2000/2/3-18,2/15-20?” Or even something as silly as
Mark was of the opinion to give the user what they typed, and if they get
repeated entries, so be it. I was more of the opinion that ranges should be
collapsed, so that “2000/2/3-18,2/15-20” be collapsed as if you selected
“2000/2/3-20.” Mark didn't agree, and I don't fully agree with
His next suggestion was to make it an option for either case.
For right now, I'm not allowing multiple selections.
I want to get this code out someday!
You have my permission to link freely to any entry here. Go
ahead, I won't bite. I promise.
The dates are the permanent links to that day's entries (or
entry, if there is only one entry). The titles are the permanent
links to that entry only. The format for the links are
simple: Start with the base link for this site: http://boston.conman.org/, then add the date you are
interested in, say 2000/08/01,
so that would make the final URL:
You can also specify the entire month by leaving off the day
portion. You can even select an arbitrary portion of time.
You may also note subtle shading of the links and that's
intentional: the “closer” the link is (relative to the
page) the “brighter” it appears. It's an experiment in
using color shading to denote the distance a link is from here. If
you don't notice it, don't worry; it's not all that
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symbol, design element, et cetera mentioned in these pages is a
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owner(s), and acknowledgement of this status is implied.