Mailing List Archive: 49091 messages
  • Home
  • Script library
  • AltME Archive
  • Mailing list
  • Articles Index
  • Site search

[REBOL] [ANN] working example - standard message function library

From: norsepower::uswest::net at: 8-Feb-2001 14:24

The Standard Message Function Library has been updated at http:// The Standard Message Dialect uses the library plus two short .cgi scripts (create-message.cgi and display-messages.cgi), a configuration-file.r and a cascading stylesheet to run an entire news site. The two .cgi scripts handle the input/output of message creation for all types of messages, including news, comments, classified, forums, etc. -------------------- To create a message, you pass author, subject, content, and messageType variables to create-message.cgi. Following is create-message.cgi: #!rebol -cs REBOL [] do load %standard-message-function-library.r cgi-input: retrieve-user-data create-message/from-cgi cgi-input -------------------- To display messages, you pass messageType and messageID variables to display- messages.cgi. Following is display-messages.cgi: #!rebol -cs REBOL [] do load %standard-message-function-library.r cgi-input: retrieve-user-data do load %configuration-file.r stylesheet: read %stylesheet.html print "Content-Type: text/html^/" print html-page-header print stylesheet print pre-messages display-messages cgi-input print post-messages -------------------- That's it. All messages are saved as XML and displayed as CSS-HTML. To view a working example, go to It's a little bit ugly because of the short, redundant messages, but you get the concept. When you visit, REBOL executes an index.cgi script which simply passes messageType and messageID variables to display-messages.cgi. The site can further be expanded by creating directories of message data in XML for /classified , /comments , etc. The type of messages displayed depends on messageType. A separate stylesheet can be called for separate messageType variables. You can display a specific message by sending a valid messageID instead of none to the script. You can view a message creation form by logging in using username1 and password1 at Your login is verified and encrypted using REBOL (thanks to %encrypt.r by Bohdan Lechnowsky) and you are taken to a message creation form (built dynamically upon login validation.) After you submit your message, it will appear at the bottom of the page at As always, your input is appreciated. -Ryan