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Re: [StrongED] Re: modefile adding to menu; comment markers

In message <56ce61a8b3Lists@xxxxxxxxxxx>
          "Richard Torrens (lists)" <Lists@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> In article <f2c310cc56.jim@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>,
>    Jim Nagel <stred@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > I've been experimenting with a StrongEd modefile for handling HTML. 
> > Apparently certain lines in the modefile add items to the menu that 
> > you see when editing an HTML file -- nifty.
> I also had a look at the HTML modes. Both HTML and StrongHTML are old and
> sorely in need of updating.
> StrongHTML is particularly complicated - it calls several helper programs.
> I suspect that to fully understand what happens I will need a lot of
> assistance - the Tools directory is quite crowded!

The tools are tied to Toolbar icons and most are used to insert text or
HTML tags. They're written using AppBasic so should continue to work,
even on newer machines.

Unfortunately the uncompressed source is not supplied so doing work on
them is difficult. By looking at the Res file and using the Toolbar
icons it should be possible to recreate (approximate) sources.

As a quick text I recreated HTMLtext (which provides text styles such as
<b>) and that took about an hour or so.

> Fred is not into html so I suspect getting help will be difficult!

What makes you think that? :-)

Although I do use the HTML modes sparingly I'm certainly able to update
them if desired. All I need is input from those who use the modes more
regularly so that I know what's required.

> However I suspect that understanding mode files is something I should
> attempt.

Don't worry, they're easy :-P


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