For some time now I have been disappointed with the mechanism slash gives
me for finding old articles.
Most of my articles are reviews, and not news, so they are still valid
I messed around with an XML database type system but have implemented this
compromise based upon
identifying metadata in my slash article bodies and putting this into a
You can see it in action here:
Basically I have written my slash articles like this...
Title: The title goes here
Author: The author goes here
Publisher: The publisher goes here
and so on until we reach the body of the review
I have a perl script which extracts this metadata and puts it in the
database associated with a document URL based upon the story id.
The web pages generated are a seperate system built in JSP (but could
perfectly well be perl)
They list all the authors, all the titles, all the reviewers, and so on.
You can select one and get a list of all the titles by that author,
reviewer, publisher, and so on. You then get a matching list of slashcode
articles and URLs to reach them.
If anyone is interested in this I can probably give them my code for this,
but I don't think it is worthwhile to turn it into a released oss package
or slashcode plugin.
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