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4.2b6 Change Notes
Mon, Dec 30, 1996 at 1:26:34 PM by DW
HOOKING INTO CLOSEWINDOW
A new table, created in startup.startupScript, it will contain sub-tables containing scripts that modify UserLand-supplied behavior.
Calls scripts in user.hooks.closeWindow table.
See system.misc.closeWindow for an explanation of how these scripts are called and what they are empowered to do.
Contains a list of pages that have been changed. You can edit pages, and then rebuild all the changed pages with one command
A new sub-menu of the Web menu (in the Misc folder) allows you to open the list, reset it, and rebuild from it.
Of course you can write scripts that add pages to this list.
Ideas for enhancement are welcome on the Frontier-talk or Frontier-webmaster lists.
The outline contains a list of addresses of pages to be built.
For each page, if we can build it, we delete the line from the outline.
So, if you use this to build a list every night for example, make a copy of the outline first.
If there's an error, we don't delete the line; you can try again later.
Accumulates a list of pages that have changed since the last Release Changed Pages command.
Pages that are exempt: (are not included in the list)
Anything that's not contained within user.websites.
Any item whose name begins with #.
Any item contained in a table named glossary, tools or images.
Opening and closing the window is enough to cause a page to appear on this list.
6. Web menu
Two new commands -- Release Changed Pages and Open Changed Pages.
PREVIEWING GOT SMARTER
This new value is present if the page is being rendered for previewing.
The code in html.buildPageTable pays attention, and renders into a local folder instead of FTPing.
Other functions may want to work differently and of course the flag is available to your macros.
2. View In Browser command
Sets html.data.page.flpreview and builds the front window. Pictures will not appear, but relative links will work as expected.
The pages are built in a sub-folder of the Websites folder in your Frontier folder, no longer builds into the Preferences folder of your System Folder.
Defaults to iso-8859-1. Change it if you want to use a different character set in your pages.
Respected in html.data.standardMacros.pageheader.
2. suites.regex 1.1
Faster, better threading citizen, almost self-contained.
Thanks to Danis Georgiadis, firstname.lastname@example.org.
3. Patching relative glossary links is built in
You can delete calls to html.data.standardMacros.glossaryPatcher in your finalFilter scripts, the functionality is now built into html.buildObject.
4. Included extensions.latintomac
See system.extensions.latintomac.ReadMe for docs.
Thanks to Brent Simmons.
5. Included suites.filemakerLib
See http://www.wrldpwr.com/frontier/filemaker/lib/ for docs.
DocServer text for the verbs is in the Extras folder.
Thanks to Brent Simmons.
6. Improved error reporting
In html.buildPage, there's no need to trap the error if we're not using threaded rendering.
This means that when there's an error building the page that causes the framework to stop, the Error Info window points to the line where the error occurred.
Fixed bug in the nightly log rollover script.
Included system.verbs.apps.WebSTAR, and the shared menu in the 4.2 parts list.
When generating a link, use user.html.prefs.fileExtension instead of "html".
Started with Jim Correia's MCFGenerator suite
Watch http://www.scripting.com/midas/mcf.html for details and progress.
Catch the error, release the semaphore, then (new) re-throw the error.
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