Whitebeam Template Reference Documentation
rb.collection Object Description
The rb.collection object represents pairs of objects (contact, catalogue item or catalogue
nodes) connected together by arcs. This simple model allows complex data collections to be created
such as subscription lists, 'friends' lists etc.
Each 'arc' connecting two entities has a 'type' and a set of data. This allows more complex
relationships than can be produced using communities one catalogue trees. The arc data can
for example be used to store 'why' the two items are linked.
Consider the case where individuals are to be linked to artcles in a publication. Ten people could
related to that document - for different reasons. One is the author. Another is the reviewer and
the other eight are people that have read the article.
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