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Re: Media links

Am just curious: any progress on this so far?

Ilya A. Volynets-Evenbakh wrote:
OK, I'm thinking about presenting various media/images/etc. in UU
text. Two good examples are geometry figures, that are needed
in in problems and explanations, and math formulae.

Geometry figures will most likely be just images uploaded to our systems.
Formulae will be stored internally as LaTeX (how we will present them
to user for editing, is another question). Primary difference between
these two is that first is just uploaded file, while second is generated

What I am thinking about right now, is that we need a "UUText" class,
that will represent any text rendered by UU on screen. Examples of
such texts: topic explanations, problem statements, test descriptions, etc.

Internally this text will be some sort of simple markup language (either
XML, or Wiki style - have to decide on this), that will allow linking to
other objects. When interpreting the text, it will request those object from
their respective storage places. If object needs to be generated, it will
be generated and cached. If object generation/retrieval fails, some
sort of appropriate "placeholder" object is returned. Then all of it is
into HTML, and sent to browser..


Anatoly Volynets, Co-Founder

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