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  1. It's possible to automagically render bylines (-- Main.JonathanCline - 29 Aug 2003) in a specific style.
  2. It's possible to automagically render different author text in different styles in-line, similar to the way email clients change font color for different authors in a thread. Example:
    • This is a paragraph written by one author. -- Main.AuthorOne - 22 Aug 2003
      • This is a followup to that paragraph. -- Main.AuthorTwo - 26 Aug 2003
        • I will follow up to your comment here. -- Main.AuthorThree - 30 Aug 2003
  3. It's possible to use CSS to create a new layer which overlaps the bottom layer and contains bylines in a specific screen position, or draws boxes around author's content. Example: a column on the right contains the author, a column on the left contains that author's blocks of text.
    • For limited numbers of authors, different colors can be used, so that a bar of color on the margin along the text indicates lines written by that author.
  4. It's possible to automagically perform style changes for nesting levels on email/news messages. Example:
> In message 123, AuthorOne writes:
>> In message 120, AuthorTwo writes:
>>> In message 114, AuthorThree writes:
>>> Hello, I am AuthorThree.
>> Hello, AuthorThree, I am AuthorTwo.
> Hello, both of you, I am AuthorOne.

might render as:

Hello, I am AuthorThree. -- AuthorThree, message 114
Hello, AuthorThree, I am AuthorTwo. -- AuthorTwo, message 120
Hello, both of you, I am AuthorOne. -- AuthorOne, message 123

Or, well, you get the idea.

  • For colorizing changes to the topic on a by-author basis, a simple bar would be used like so. This is an illustration using tables but a different implementation would be far better! (Hopefully the colors are visible on all browsers; I'm not sure if there are ambiguities in rendering color within empty table cells.) This is a form of showing minimal diffs as part of the topic.
    • cookies could be used to timestamp each user's last view of a topic, which would allow the view to actually correspond to text which is new.

This is a paragraph which is the old topic text.

This is a paragraph which is the first new topic text.

This is a paragraph which is the second, newer topic text.

This is a paragraph which is the third, the newest, topic text.


-- JonathanCline - 29 Aug 2003

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