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  • Question

  • Hi,
    Is it possible to use a permalink to link straight to a live folder within the Live Desktop? I'm thinking something like http://www.mesh.com/desktop/my-folder/ which will open into Live Desktop with "my-folder" already open.

    Given that Mesh is inherently RESTful I suspect that its very possible to do this. Is this ability exposed to us though?

    Thanks
    Jamie

    http://jamiethomson.spaces.live.com/ | http://blogs.conchango.com/jamiethomson
    Saturday, May 31, 2008 11:03 PM

Answers

  • Hi Jamie,

    This is something that is possible, and the ability will be exposed via the APIs.  However, the permalinks will most likely be ID based and not name based. There are lots of reasons for this, the most important being that if the permalinks were name based and you changed the name of the folder, the permalink would not be valid anymore.

    I hope that answers your question.

    Thanks,

    Ben.

    Monday, June 2, 2008 5:36 PM

All replies

  • Hi Jamie,

    This is something that is possible, and the ability will be exposed via the APIs.  However, the permalinks will most likely be ID based and not name based. There are lots of reasons for this, the most important being that if the permalinks were name based and you changed the name of the folder, the permalink would not be valid anymore.

    I hope that answers your question.

    Thanks,

    Ben.

    Monday, June 2, 2008 5:36 PM
  • Ben - Live Mesh said:

    Hi Jamie,

    This is something that is possible, and the ability will be exposed via the APIs.  However, the permalinks will most likely be ID based and not name based. There are lots of reasons for this, the most important being that if the permalinks were name based and you changed the name of the folder, the permalink would not be valid anymore.

    I hope that answers your question.

    Thanks,

    Ben.



    Yup. I'm completely on board with the notion of mutable -v- immutable links.

    I realise it will be there with the APIs - I was just hoping it would be there in the Live Desktop for the lay person as well.

    cheers
    Jamie
    http://jamiethomson.spaces.live.com/ | http://blogs.conchango.com/jamiethomson
    Monday, June 2, 2008 6:22 PM
  • Jamie Thomson said:

    I realise it will be there with the APIs - I was just hoping it would be there in the Live Desktop for the lay person as well.



    Hi Jamie,

    Ah! Okay.  No harm in adding that to suggestion to the Wish List. :)

    Thanks,

    Ben.
    Monday, June 2, 2008 6:31 PM
  • Ben - Live Mesh said:

    Jamie Thomson said:

    I realise it will be there with the APIs - I was just hoping it would be there in the Live Desktop for the lay person as well.



    Hi Jamie,

    Ah! Okay.  No harm in adding that to suggestion to the Wish List. :)

    Thanks,

    Ben.



    Done
    http://jamiethomson.spaces.live.com/ | http://blogs.conchango.com/jamiethomson
    Monday, June 2, 2008 7:37 PM