Directions for the Document Builder
Go to the Document Builder.
The purpose of the Document Builder is to allow developers of HTML
documents to easily produce templates for their documents. At the
user's specification, the Document Builder will produce a series of
files, one for each major heading in the user's document. These
files are linked together into a single hypertext document, and
provide the user with a built-in mechanism for navigating from one
portion of the document to another.
To use the Document Builder at the Geometry Center, you must add the
.mime.types file, and the line
Suppose you are interested in building a document on Shakespeare's
works. Here's how you might proceed:
The document produced by the above
example is included here.
- Specify the full pathname of the directory for saving the html
files. The default is
PWD, which is the directory
from which your web-browser was launched.
- Specify a short running title. For example,
Works of Shakespeare.
- Produce an outline of your document. The syntax is
Filename/[Title for this portion of the document]:
Note that a "slash" delimits the name of the file from the
title, and that a "colon" must end each line. The title is
optional; if it is omitted, then the document builder will use
the filename as the title.
For example, if you type in:
Historical/The Historical Works:
Then the Document Builder will create the files
welcome.html, Historical.html, Tragedies.html,
- Decide whether you want the first file in the document to
contain an outline (or Table of Contents).
- Invoke the Document Builder by pressing the button marked
Frederick J. Wicklin <email@example.com>
Document Created: Tue Dec 13 1994
Last modified: Mon Apr 3 10:30:32 1995