16 Nov 2003
(updated 16 Nov 2003 at 15:19 UTC) »
Some very nice and linkful web pages, especially Wiki's, can lead to me doing something like a very long depth-first search. When I hit the bottom of a branch, I should backtrack. The back button does something and maybe I even remember where I was in the previous page.
Sometimes instead of that I keep opening all interesting links in new windows (Dillo) or tabs (Galeon) and then browsing them. I try to go layer by layer, but sometimes I go back to depth first.
So I started wondering if it would be nice to have some functionality in a browser to help in this. First idea was to add an item to a link's contect menu that pushes it to a stack of "read this" pages (unless it's already there?) and I can then walk that stack when I have time. Well, it should be a bit more complex than that, but just accumulating bookmarks or windows/tabs is quite tedious.
Clearly that would require some more thought and time to try stuff like bookmarklets or hacking dillo to test approaches.
Besides diving into C2 again, I noticed one WikiClone doing a form of FacetedClassification. That spawned more ideas. Must try to write more stuff down outside my LogBooks.