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I wish that it was easier to read comments!
That is all.
Posted Jun 5, 2003 12:44 UTC (Thu) by corbet (editor, #1)
Posted Jun 5, 2003 13:30 UTC (Thu) by utoddl (subscriber, #1232)
First, if you added, for example, an id="comment.1.2.3" attribute to the existing comments' <div> tags (meaning in this case "the 3rd reply to the 2nd reply to the 1st comment"), then each comment could have it's own URL. That way I could send a note to my bos that says "Hey, I posted a really clever comment on LWN; check out http://lwn.net/Articles/35049/#comment.1.1.1 to see what I said about you."
Second, if you did the above, then the "Comments (27 posted)" link at the bottom of an article could point directly to, say, "http://lwn.net/Articles/34740/#comment.1". After all, I probably just read the article, so why should I have to scroll down through it to get to the first comment. If you followed this scheme, I wouldn't have to scroll.
Posted Jun 5, 2003 14:59 UTC (Thu) by corbet (editor, #1)
The other item (not having to scroll down to comments) has come up before. It's on the list, and shouldn't be all that hard to do.
Posted Jun 5, 2003 18:58 UTC (Thu) by utoddl (subscriber, #1232)
I figured that out eventually. Actually, in my example above, http://lwn.net/Articles/35049/#comment.1.1.1 hits itself! Go figure. I just liked the dot notation because it shows where things are in relation to other comments, but <div id="#comment.35049"> would certainly work just as well.
Anyway, it'll be nice to have that facility working. Maybe when you get a slow news week soon...
...or when you open the source and one of us has a slow day. That's how this Open Source stuff is supposed to work, right? :-)
Posted Jun 5, 2003 19:02 UTC (Thu) by utoddl (subscriber, #1232)
Posted Jun 6, 2003 9:39 UTC (Fri) by jdthood (subscriber, #4157)
Second, I would really like to receive (by e-mail) commentsposted in reply to my own comments, preferably with thecommentator's e-mail address in the Reply-To field. Itwould be nice to know, too, that my reply to a commentwas reaching the eyes of the latter's author.
Posted Jun 6, 2003 17:12 UTC (Fri) by edgewood (subscriber, #1123)
Posted Jun 6, 2003 17:19 UTC (Fri) by corbet (editor, #1)
There is one feature of the LWN site that we've never publicised, but which might be handy for people wanting to see new comments: http://lwn.net/Comments/ is a simple, time-sorted display of the most recent posts. Basic, but, perhaps, better than nothing.
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