21 January 2005

MoBlogging: The ideal integration package for XML


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MoBloggers don't have time to mess around with integrating platforms. Then again, nobody does.

But what makes moblogging more interesting is that they're, well...mobile [Duh!], and don't have alot of support equipment [Duh!].

That's the catch. Sometimes these XML products in the pipeline, in order to get them to work, you have to have alot of extra stuff. Hardware. Backup files. Special codes. References to other things.

And those silly commands and preferences. They're buried.

What to do?

Well, how about creating as 'the XML standard', an industry "nice to have requirement" that all XML-related products integrate. You know, so when we take content from a file like a wordprocessor, and then copy it to blogger so those quotation marks appear the right way, not as boxes.


Seamless MoBlogging

Transparently transfer data, options, and user-defined preferences between:

  • Bookmarks [into aggregators];

  • New aggregators [from saved preferences]

  • XML Platforms [that are new, not yet developed]


  • My concern is that its difficult to get this type of integration within a single platform. How will they make sure that the tools across many platforms work in FeedMesh? Remove walls. Integrate. Demonstrate it works. No permission. Integrated.

    What's needed is a platform that will integrate the XML products as they are. Meaning: I don't care whether a platform does or does not integrate with a search aggregator; nor do I care that embedded tags can or cannot be found with a particular search tool; nor do I care that one platform does or does not have a tool that allows me to place or find embedded tags.

    I want it to work. Without excuses. Without explanations. Without stories of, "It's not designed to..." or "It doesn't do..." or "It can't..."

    Well! Let's make it do it! It can!


    Qualities
    Easy access

    Integrate tools

    1 step

    No duplication

    1-step communications across all XML related products

    Platforms integrate at the hardware level

    No requirement that moblogger initiate, create, or build the bridges

    Tasks and Tools to Integrate

    Tags in HTML

    Search platform

    Search tools

    Subscription folders



    What should be happening:

  • if there's a platform that blocks searches in HTML-tags, or one platform can't do it, then make it work...

  • if there's a block, the other tools need to create tools that allow access; and

  • if there's an integration tool that works in one place, those other platforms should be able to be adjusted from the user-end-perspective to make the tool integrate with everything else.

    But the moblogger should not have to knock down walls; rather, they should have tools that are integrated, embedded, and transparent that does all this for them.


    Integrated XML Platforms

    Search for and find embedded HTML tags

    Save links

    Documentation

    Include links

    Save-publish-ping

    Include links in document with auto-footnotes

    Accessible via both search and XML tools


    Let the engines and platforms do the work. Don't make your end-user knock down the walls, or create the hole. This should be transparent.

    Have tools that work together. Transparently. Information automatically transfers between platforms. And user-defined preferences universally applied to all tasks.
    Creative Commons License

    Link to and cite as "Mud's Tests." This work is licensed under a Creative Commons License.
  • MoBloggers don't have time to mess around with integrating platforms. Then again, nobody does.

    But what makes moblogging more interesting is that they're, well...mobile [Duh!], and don't have alot of support equipment [Duh!].

    That's the catch. Sometimes these XML products in the pipeline, in order to get them to work, you have to have alot of extra stuff. Hardware. Backup files. Special codes. References to other things.

    And those silly commands and preferences. They're buried.

    What to do?

    Well, how about creating as 'the XML standard', an industry "nice to have requirement" that all XML-related products integrate. You know, so when we take content from a file like a wordprocessor, and then copy it to blogger so those quotation marks appear the right way, not as boxes.


    Seamless MoBlogging

    Transparently transfer data, options, and user-defined preferences between:

  • Bookmarks [into aggregators];

  • New aggregators [from saved preferences]

  • XML Platforms [that are new, not yet developed]


  • My concern is that its difficult to get this type of integration within a single platform. How will they make sure that the tools across many platforms work in FeedMesh? Remove walls. Integrate. Demonstrate it works. No permission. Integrated.

    What's needed is a platform that will integrate the XML products as they are. Meaning: I don't care whether a platform does or does not integrate with a search aggregator; nor do I care that embedded tags can or cannot be found with a particular search tool; nor do I care that one platform does or does not have a tool that allows me to place or find embedded tags.

    I want it to work. Without excuses. Without explanations. Without stories of, "It's not designed to..." or "It doesn't do..." or "It can't..."

    Well! Let's make it do it! It can!


    Qualities
    Easy access

    Integrate tools

    1 step

    No duplication

    1-step communications across all XML related products

    Platforms integrate at the hardware level

    No requirement that moblogger initiate, create, or build the bridges

    Tasks and Tools to Integrate

    Tags in HTML

    Search platform

    Search tools

    Subscription folders



    What should be happening:

  • if there's a platform that blocks searches in HTML-tags, or one platform can't do it, then make it work...

  • if there's a block, the other tools need to create tools that allow access; and

  • if there's an integration tool that works in one place, those other platforms should be able to be adjusted from the user-end-perspective to make the tool integrate with everything else.

    But the moblogger should not have to knock down walls; rather, they should have tools that are integrated, embedded, and transparent that does all this for them.


    Integrated XML Platforms

    Search for and find embedded HTML tags

    Save links

    Documentation

    Include links

    Save-publish-ping

    Include links in document with auto-footnotes

    Accessible via both search and XML tools


    Let the engines and platforms do the work. Don't make your end-user knock down the walls, or create the hole. This should be transparent.

    Have tools that work together. Transparently. Information automatically transfers between platforms. And user-defined preferences universally applied to all tasks.
    Creative Commons License

    Link to and cite as "Mud's Tests." This work is licensed under a Creative Commons License.
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