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Re: Media links

Yeah - lots of progress.... I added a rectangle with "UUText" in it
to UU object model, and even few arrows to connect it to others...

Anatoly Volynets wrote:
> 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
>> file.
>> 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
>> converted
>> into HTML, and sent to browser..

Ilya A. Volynets-Evenbakh
Total Knowledge. CTO

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