Initially I wanted to distinguish between parsing and mapping. But as I study MediaWiki markup, I am increasingly convinced the best approach is to map the markups and create a parsing algorithm based on that. I took a break from this series for some other posts. This is a late evening endeavor. So the pace… Continue reading Flare to MediaWiki to Flare (part 5, Still Mapping)
There is no code at the end of this post. I’m just brainstorming. What triggered this is a blog post at Google: Python Client Library for Google APIs is out of Beta. Here are some other links for the library: Google APIs Client Library for Python & Write your First App: Prerequisites (Google Calendar API v3). The idea is… Continue reading MadCap Flare + Python + Google Calendar = Topic-based Training Session Scheduler?
Although I am not a huge fan of PHP, there are some things it does well. One of those is content reuse on web pages. Having previously built a (no longer extant) website which used little more of PHP than the include function, I admit the choice saved a lot of time and code for… Continue reading A Simple Flare HTML5 Output ‘Re-skin’ with PHP
If you create Flare topics and TOCs outside of the Flare application, it is a good idea to learn the differences between topic titles, topic headings, and TOC entry labels. In the Flare UI, when you drag a topic from a Content folder to a TOC in the TOC Editor, the topic is added to… Continue reading Flare Topic Titles, Topic Headings, and TOC Labels