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3.3.2 Explicit Actions

Explicit actions are those which require an explicit qualifier or a modifier. The list operation is an explicit action since it requires the type of an object or other information. The result of listing all detail nodes can be a list in short form with object names or identifiers. A slightly informative version can be a preview of object names with all links to and from them and all nodes connected to them. A more complete explicit function can be the listing of nodes with their contents and all other nodes connected to them. The index operation can be provided by associative links in this framework. Explicit actions on a template can include the ability to add contents to empty documents, listing templates and their constituent documents and links, looking at an overview of the template, accessing a template by its type (“get a copy of the planning template”) etc.