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- Feb 2022
Purple is a small suite of quickly hacked tools inspired by Doug Engelbart's attempt to bootstrap the addressing features of his Augment system onto HTML pages. Its purpose is simple: produce HTML documents that can be addressed at the paragraph level. It does this by automatically creating name anchors with static and hierarchical addresses at the beginning of each text node, and by displaying these addresses as links at the end of each text node. 1A (02)
Purple is a suite of tools from 2001 that allow one to create numbered addresses/anchors at the paragraph level of a digital document.
Link: Dave Winer's site still has support for purple numbers.