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Sam-I-Am.com Work: CSS

Sam-I-Am.com Work: CSS

Made a start on a CSS section to house some of my work and point at the great work being done by others. Right now there’s the commented backslash hack to isolate and target rules for macIE5, and the overflow:auto partial solution I have that addresses some of the problems seen in that same browser.

Perl2Exethis is a command line utility for converting perl scripts to executable files (.exe), which can then be run without a perl install. I'm looking at this as a way of making droplets to perform simples tasks on the files/folders you drop on them. There's a shareware version (flashes a command prompt with a message each time your .exe is run) or lite & pro commercial versions.

Perl2Exe
this is a command line utility for converting perl scripts to executable files (.exe), which can then be run without a perl install. I’m looking at this as a way of making droplets to perform simples tasks on the files/folders you drop on them. There’s a shareware version (flashes a command prompt with a message each time your .exe is run) or lite & pro commercial versions.

ascii.com - File Conversion Software

ascii.com - File Conversion Software
Includes a word2html product that might be worth a spin (demo avail, ~$170 single seat)

Terry Morse’s Myrmidon

I keep running into and it still looks like one of the best tools out there. Mac-based, installs as a print driver, so you can convert to html from any application that has a print function. Need to check it out against some sample Word docs, but the setup options and a quick test against a simpletext doc look promising. Still wouldn’t hurt to push that output through Tidy or similar, but it looks clean.

And it’s apparently now free. My kind of price…

Browser-based rich text/wysiwyg editors

Browser-based rich text/wysiwyg editors

I went hunting again. There’s lots of ideas out there but almost all require winIE (typically 5.5+)
Maybe thats not such an unreasonable requirement, but I’m on a mac mostly at home and it just kills me that I can’t find anything that will work there.
Yes I know about liveconnect (script - movie/embed communication) and I know this is not available in MacIE5, but there’s got to be a way…



anyhow some urls:

http://openwiki.com/ow.asp?OpenWiki%2FSuggestions

in-page rich editing, and wikis.


http://standardbrains.editthispage.com/

uses DOM methods, not browser specific?? But doesn’t work in macIE. Would be interesting to find out why - is it the events, the selection ranges…


http://htmltea.sourceforge.net/

java1.3 applet with liveconnect

I’m still leaning towards this kind of model, and this one’s open source so there’s hope there. But without liveconnect on macIE it gets complicated.
There are ways to workaround this though.
The problem with any DOM based live editing is that in winIE everything gets MSHTML-ized, i.e. turned into crappy proprietary html.
If you can generate clean html in your applet, and somehow get that into hidden form values,
those can just be posted to the server and it’s relatively straightforward from there.



http://www.bris.ac.uk/ISC/cms/ttw.html

annotated list of “TTW WYSIWYG Editors” .. through the web wysiwyg.

most are commercial, and winIE only.


http://directory.google.com/Top/Computers/Software/Internet/Authoring/HTML/WYSIWYG_Editors/

googles directory of wysiwyg editors - some are browser based, most of those winIE only


http://sourceforge.net/projects/richtext/

winIE only js and scriptlet based configurable in-page editor.