XANADU VOCABULARY ===
xanalogical connection (link or transcrlusion) made visible.
concatenated text of a xanadoc. In any microversion, the addressing is based on the concatext position in that microversion.
xanadoc or standard document (.txt, .doc, .pdf, .TeX)
the space of networked electronic documents.
Edit Decision List (standard Hollywood term). List of contents to be concatenated into a xanadoc.
editable tree for virtually rearranging external content.
the universe of published documents, with a vast number of connections.
oplist (in microversioning system)
list of operations carried out so far. The Xanadu oplist can branch, allowing more than one daughter fork from a previous microversion.
microversion (in microversioning system)
version of a xaadoc produced by one edit operation.
Overlay Decision List (to go with an EDL)—list of xanalinks to be applied to the concatenated text of a xanadoc.
overlay = xanalink
displayable unit of a xanadoc. Not necessarily rectangular; may have arbitrary shape or even loop.
the paradigm of paper simulation as the goal of electronic documents.
accumulating file of a user’s input. (May be made publicly available as a REDACTED permascroll, where only published content is revealed.)
make publicly available as an EDL, separate xanalinks, an ODL and new content.
content stored on the net with unchanging addresses.
questions regarding where and how to keep stabilized content; these are political and policy issues rather than technical.
sworf (same as in ZigZag)
sworfing refers to visual swooping and morphing. When an object swoops, it moves to a new coordinate position. When an object morphs, its internal points change to different coordinate position. The term ‘sworfing’ unifies the two concepts—either swooping, morphing or both happening at the same time.
the same content knowably in more than one place. In Xanadu transclusion, the same content on two pages may be seen with a connection beam or other mechanism to indicate identity of content. (Other systems of transclusion, such as Wikipedia’s (at Wikipedia, search for “Wikipedia:Transclusion”) or Macintosh Time Machine, do not visibly show identities of content.)
The philosophy of xanalogical presentation, “What You See Is What You Never Could”. As distinct from WYSIWYG, “What You See Is What You Get,” the propaganda phrase justifying paper simulation.
simplifying diagram of a xanadoc, indicating where connections are to be found.
xanalogical link, registering any possible relationship between portions of stabilized content. A xanalink connects spans of content, according to its original addresses.
• a xanalink has a type (can be null), indicating the semantics of the connection
• a xanalink has one or more endsets
• an endset has one or more spans
A xanalink is stored as a connector or buckle referring to portions of stabilized content and having a type. A xanalink may have many functions in addition to “markup” functions like those of HTML.
generic term for xanadocs and their world.