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Post by jose » Sat, 25 Sep 2004 06:23:01


WRAPPER CODE FOR A SET OF HTML FILES, AND BUTTON BAR LOOKS LIKE BELOW:

|< < [1 of 7] <> > >| => <= O' (magnifying glass for small gif text)

I have a number of isolated html files for a 1000 page html document.
The .htm files have associated gifs, anchors, using NAME and HREF attributes.
The htmls are all flat, ie in the same directory but they are named
like chapsec_subsec_page.htm, specifically, a1_1_page_20.htm.
The gifs are in a separate directory, and addressed relatively.

The htmls have internal cross references using anchors mentioned above.

But there are no links or buttons to move from page to page,
to the end of section, forward or backward, etc.

|< < [1 of 7] <> > >| => <= O' (magnifying glass for small gif text)

something like the above, or as many features. These features i have
seen in some other html sites.

I would like to write some kind of wrapper javascript to enable this
functionality, if possible, so that i have to do minimal changes to
the actual htmls.

Secondly, can someone give me precise meanings of the buttons and the
bars in the button bars above? One would also want such a button
bar at the bottom of the page.

I would also want to find out how to convert this multi page html
directory which is essentially flat, into a single file. The copying
takes a lot of time due to bits.

Can the htmls also be turned into a single chm type file that has all
the gifs included? and can this be returned back? if it cannot be
returned back, is there a simple script that can convert htmls into
chm with a single click so that it can be distributed in this form
for covenience of users to convert if they want?

I know these are many questions. I hope several people can attack
various aspects of it that they are most familiar with. The questions
are really in the order of most important being first.

---
What help do i need?
I suppose one can write a html list and sublist with anchors
in them. but that is not professional, and is only the first
page.

I know C. I used to know java and C++. totally forgotten.
but i remember the overloaded + used to write string concatenation.
I know the loops are similar. If someone gives me a skeleton
in javascript, i can sure customize it.

Thats what I would probably need.

jose
 
 
 

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Post by John Bokm » Sat, 25 Sep 2004 17:38:29


XXXX@XXXXX.COM (Jose Cuthberto) wrote in



Professional often costs money.


Amazing. That is like saying I forgot how to walk, talk, and swim.


Got Paypal too? :-D. I can do what you want, and fast. (Though not in
JavaScript). mail at johnbokma dot com.

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Post by jose » Sun, 26 Sep 2004 07:21:22


Hate to *** your bubble:

I am reading a javascript book.
I can also surf web sites with javascript based button solutions and
try to read the code myself. Then rewrite it according to my preferences.

However, in this endeavor, if there are any kind souls willing to help
do not hesitate. We are into sharing knowledge and information.

javascript is an object based language. I already finished writing a
F<->C page, with hidden variables. functions, window.open,
window.close, document.open, document.write, document.close etc.

I can pick it pretty fast. Javascript reads almost like english, if
you know C and html. and know sth about objects, methods, even handlers etc.

The old used book cost me $10 only and bought 4y ago. it has all the
basics, html, java, javascript, perl, vbasic, activeX etc.
both intro examples, getting started and reference sections.

so any kind soul willing to share info is welcome

jose
 
 
 

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Post by Martin Ja » Sun, 26 Sep 2004 20:34:00

In message < XXXX@XXXXX.COM >, Jose
Cuthberto < XXXX@XXXXX.COM > writes





[Snip]


Isn't that usually the second example given in such books, after the
'hello world' script? :)

I think you'd be better off using server side scripting, such as Perl or
PHP, to achieve what you want.

[Follow-up change to alt.html and comp.lang.javascript]
--
Martin Jay
 
 
 

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Post by John Bokm » Wed, 29 Sep 2004 04:00:19


XXXX@XXXXX.COM (Jose Cuthberto) wrote in




You will not find what you want there, I guess / am afraid.


Which will take you a big deal of time, and frustration. You will
discover that it's not going to work, or not as easy.


Sure, that's what I always say when I shop :-D.


Amazing :-D.


Then it's severly out dated :-D.


Ah, an Unleashed book, or some equally crappy book? Good luck then.


I, if you share some info using PayPal ;-)

You either do it yourself or pay for it. That's how it works. Usenet is
not a free help desk.

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Post by John Bokm » Wed, 29 Sep 2004 04:01:18

Martin Jay < XXXX@XXXXX.COM > wrote in



Perl, to do the transformation once. But the OP is looking for a free ride.
TANSTAAFL

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Post by Philipp Re » Wed, 29 Sep 2004 18:18:04


... / hope?


Do you really believe anyone in a sane mind would want a business
relationship with a partner of your attitude?


Usenet is not an advertising arena for your own commercial services
either. It's a place where you can share information for free,
according to certain community rules. As such, it's more of a help desk.

If you know the solution to a poster's problem, you can either help him
out or keep silent. This "I have a solution for you, but it'll cost you
a few bucks, otherwise I'm not telling" attitude of yours is definitely
not what Usenet is about.

Philipp
(f'up2 comp.lang.javascript)
 
 
 

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Post by John Bokm » Thu, 30 Sep 2004 03:21:23


@uni-berlin.de:



Sure.


Do you really think I want a customer like that ;-)

is

Yup, *share*, not demand free rides.

desk.

It isn't. A help desk is not sharing information for free.

him

That's not up to you to decide, and if you have been on Usenet for some
time you know that this is rarely how it goes.

definitely

He asked for a professional solution. And those cost money by at least
one defintion of profession.

Also in < XXXX@XXXXX.COM > I hinted at using Perl
to do the transformation.

There is plenty of free documentation available on Perl. But beware, if
the OP comes to the "Perl groups" asking for a free professional
solution, and quick, he will be greeted with way less friendly replies
than mine.

The OP was not "sharing information", he was IMNSHO demanding a
solution. He even gives guidelines of how we can tackle his problems.

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