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August 06, 2003

Hansard is a Blog - Discuss (pt2)

This could be easier than I thought.

I thought it was all pulled from a database (beware changing syntax) but no, actually the database parses and highlights a flat page with a static URL.

Next to every entry in that page is an <a name="anchorstring"> tag, used so the hansard search can take you directly to the line in question.

We just need to get this (through a pretty simple Perl script I reckon) to also have <a href="http://staticdocumenturl#anchorstring"><img src="linkicon.gif" alt="permalink"></a> and voila we have permalinks.

I'm supposed to be doing a job application today, but if I get a moment or fancy a break I'll put together some mockups.

Posted by Tom Dolan at August 6, 2003 09:42 AM

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