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[REBOL] Re: make-doc-pro: how to handle tables?

From: robert:muench:robertmuench at: 22-Sep-2001 16:42

> -----Original Message----- > From: [rebol-bounce--rebol--com] [mailto:[rebol-bounce--rebol--com]]On Behalf Of > Mike Myers > Sent: Saturday, September 22, 2001 1:15 PM > To: [rebol-list--rebol--com] > Subject: [REBOL] Re: make-doc-pro: how to handle tables? > The reason for using a REBOL format is that I want to be > able to generate a document that uses data that is in the > REBOL script or accessible via the REBOL script such > as extracts from internet sites. i.e it is not just text.
Hi, that's where I want to go to but step by step. Simple things first and than the rest. My goal is to expand make-doc-pro to handle blocks for rebol code that will produce an output string which is than substituted for the rebol code. This would give you the most flexible solution.
> i.e. I want the option to make a cell's value to be executable REBOL code. > And I wanted it evaluated at document generation time.
Yep, and not only for cell values but everywhere in a make-doc-pro text.
> And I could display this in an html table by linking the data > definition part of above to some presentation specification.
Referencing text/code blocks by name is something I'm going to add too. This enables you to use predefined content, layouts etc. Something like the template idea of word-processors.
> \table ["USD" "US Dollars" "GBP" "Great Britain Pounds" ]
I like this for headings but without the [] braces. I think I will add this. Robert