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)
Month: September 2012
MadCap Flare + Python + Google Calendar = Topic-based Training Session Scheduler?
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?
A Simple Flare HTML5 Output ‘Re-skin’ with PHP
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
Flare Topic Titles, Topic Headings, and TOC Labels
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