Reinforcement Learning and
changes to the open page infrastructure
this web page is to
describe and discuss possible changes to the interface and
software underlying open web pages. This is the place the open
pages magicians list their "to do" lists and other plans for the
future. This is also the place for any and everyone
make suggestions about the open page system as a whole. The best
way to make suggestions is to append them to the end of this page using
the extension mechanism, i.e., by clicking the extend link at the
bottom of this page. Be sure to check the "Notify
subscribers" box on the extension form, so that those who might address
your suggestion are automatically notified of it. If your
suggestion, question or comment is about a particular open page, then
it would be better to put it on that page (by extending that page).
Text in orange were
added, for example, to an existing extension. Items in purple are slated for being
removed from this page and added
to the suggestions
archive. Some older versions of this page are here and here.
As of Oct 11, 2004 we have been officially running OpenPages 1.0.
We have also been running OpenPages2, even though it is really best
thought of as a beta, and probably will never be completed. Here
is a sample page
from the new system. It shows promise, but probably cannot
compete with large efforts such as google sites and WYSIWYG wikis and
other open source projects that are sure to follow. And because
of that, we are no longer actively developing either open page system.
A New Proposal for OpenPages 2
here. an even newer proposal, based on in-browser editing, is
starting to be formed here.
Proposals for OpenPages 2
OpenPages 2.0 will be based on membership and the complete elimination
It will permit pages to be restricted to subsets of users, separately
for reading, extending, and editing.
It will include a better subscription model, with subscription and
anti-subscription to whole trees
of pages. This will require editors to indicate which linked-to
pages should be considered child pages and which not. In fact, we
should maintain bi-directional child-parent links, but that part can be
automated. It might be best to do this improvement before a full
OpenPages 2, as it does not require membership.`
Suggestions for changes to OpenPages 1
Archiving - Finished!
Anything else needed? Possible additions: a link to the different
versions of a page on each page, a way to automatically revert to an
old version (maybe not a good idea), a nicer looking diff display.
Let subscribers desubscribe by email without human
administration. Is this really done yet? Does it
work? What about de-subscribing for addresses other than the
account i am replying from (because of email forwarding)? This is done, including the email
Making the subscriber list publically viewable (but not machine
sniffable) I think this can
also be declared done.