Kimbro Staken’s new science experiment, Syncato, is bubbling right along. I just used the new comments feature to post a comment to an item. In the comment, which is well-formed, I “transcluded” the result of an XPath query of Syncato’s XML database. I also quoted Kimbro in the comment, and used my own blog’s convention — <blockquote cite="..."> — to do so. Now watch:
Comments I’ve posted.
All blockquote elements.
All quotations of Kimbro.
Comments, written by me, that quote Kimbro.
XPath code fragments contained within comments where I quote Kimbro.
Awesomely cool. Kimbro writes:
In reality Syncato is much more then just a weblog system, it’s an XML fragment management system. [Syncato]
Great description. And what a powerful concept!
Of course, knowing how and when to turn from learning to action is no easy task when these sorts of goodies keep flowing into your field of vision.