Phillip Pearson - web + electronics notes

tech notes and web hackery from a new zealander who was vaguely useful on the web back in 2002 (see: python community server, the blogging ecosystem, the new zealand coffee review, the internet topic exchange).


Auto-discoverability for topic servers

Ben Trott talks about improving the discoverability of topic servers like the Topic Exchange, and suggests two possible methods for Movable Type:

1) MT could contact the ITE and get it to suggest a topic for each post that people make.

2) MT could cache a list of topics and let people choose to associate their posts with them

I like #2, and it's how Georg's PyDS blogging tool does it. It's how [[liveTopics]] does it (or will, once we sort everything out and everyone gets some more spare time). Hmm ...