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Re: Collaboration on VMS

If anyone is going to build a system that everyone can access - great! I
would suggest looking into the benefits of XML for cross-platform support.
It would be a major undertaking to convert all the old data into marked-up
content, create specific XSL Translators so the data can be shared and
displayed regardless of operating systems or software.

I've thought that we could actually go as far as marking up the character
set, tokens, titles, labels, etc... but considered the time that would take
and said to myself - I have to learn a lot more about content markup before
I could even suggest such a thing. However, along comes someone else that
wishes to improve the 'knowledge sharing' capabilities of this list - so
I'll suggest that a web-based product using W3C standards in markup should
allow for an incredibly versatile product we could use to share, search,
cross-reference, and crunch.


----- Original Message -----
From: "King Mordecai" <king_mordecai@xxxxxxxxx>
To: <voynich@xxxxxxxx>
Sent: Thursday, August 09, 2001 6:21 PM
Subject: Collaboration on VMS

> Hello Nick & All the Members,
> What i would like to see is the list move to a web
> based forum, that way all messages could be threaded
> by subject and all history could be fully searchable.
> Plus on the Collaboration front take a look at the
> Sharepoint team demo located here
> http://www.microsoft.com/frontpage/sharepoint/howto.htm
> you will need the flash plugin for you browser. Once
> the see the demo you will see that it can be very easy
> to setup a collaboration website for the VMS. The
> Sharepoint comes with Frontpage2002.
> I can host/build the forum & collaboration web site to
> include all message history.
> We could setup these tools so that Jim Reed has member
> acceptance authorization and each of us that has a
> collaboration project would have the admin rights to
> that project.
> How does the rest of the members feel about this?
> Any Ideas and comments (for flames for using MS
> products :)  ) are welcome :)
> Thanks for your Time.
> Scott Watson
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Nick Pelling [mailto:incoming@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]
> Sent: Friday, August 10, 2001 1:49 AM
> To: voynich@xxxxxxxx
> Subject: Challenge page - first draft!
> Hi everyone,
> I've put up a small page with a list of
> Voynich-related challenges:-
> http://www.nickpelling.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/voynich/challenges.htm
> The ideas behind it are:-
> (1) to identify the edges of our VMS knowledge; and
> (2) to propose challenges that would clarify or expand
> those edges.
> One of my development interests (about 18 months ago)
> was groupware: so,
> I've recently been thinking about developing ways in
> which we (as a loosely coupled group) can better
> collaborate.
> My plan is (therefore) to (ultimately) adapt this page
> to be database
> driven using PHP (or ASP) and SQL, and to allow you to
> edit/subdivide/comment on/accept/relinquish
> challenges: but first, I'd
> like
> a bit of feedback from you all about whether you think
> this is heading
> in
> the right direction or not. :-/
> Thanks, .....Nick Pelling.....
> =====
> Have a Great Day!
> King Mordecai
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