[dev-context] cont-xx.xml translating /texshow

Taco Hoekwater taco at elvenkind.com
Wed Jul 26 22:41:39 CEST 2006

Patrick Gundlach wrote:
> Hi all,
> texshow-web is multi-interface (again)! 
> Next steps are
> * inclusion of other 'interfaces' such as api, modules, ...?
> * adding/editing commands
> * ?
> Which URLs did you use for downloading the examples, Taco? I remember
> that it was an xml file, right? Currently I store the
> descriptions/comments/examples in one textfield with wiki-markup. I
> might add a wiki-markup -> text converter.

Yes, it was an xml file (I even have some examples here), but I do not
really remember where I got it from, and the current texshow does not
use that stuff.

The best way to fix the offline texshow IMO would be to write it
anew, in ruby, and make it use an offline (perhaps flat text or xml) 
representation of your database that it converts to html pages
for a local browser (using some variant of http://localhost:xx/).

That way some of your code can be reused, and the database dump
could perhaps even be sync-ed online, if the local user has a net


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