[wp-hackers] Mailman-style Blog Archiving

Scott Merrill skippy at skippy.net
Mon May 2 15:30:10 GMT 2005

Matthew Mullenweg wrote:
>> for post-only and comment-only permalinks respectively; and an overview
>> could be made similar to the display at:
>>    http://comox.textdrive.com/pipermail/wp-hackers/2005-May/thread.html
> I think it would be even more useful if it could show the current post
> as well as the context on one page, instead of having to go back and forth.

I see value in both seperately.

We already have "full context" in comment anchors on a single post
permalink.  But as the discussion continues, linking to comment anchors
becomes awkward, as the entire page needs to be loaded and displayed...
A single comment display would be extremely useful as the discussion
continues and possibly evolves over time.
(As I said, my biggest complaint is loading an entire thread of comments
when I want to only refer to a single one)

I envision the "single comment display" being a template, just like (or
perhaps part of) single.php.  Individual blog admins could style their
single comment / post template as they want.  If you want "full
context", use that.  If you prefer more granularity, use that.
The only requirement is that granular comment display requires ?c=X
querystring support.

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