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[REBOL] Re: Make-doc-pro.r

From: robert:muench:robertmuench at: 28-Oct-2001 9:59

> -----Original Message----- > From: [rebol-bounce--rebol--com] [mailto:[rebol-bounce--rebol--com]]On Behalf Of > Gregg Irwin > Sent: Saturday, October 27, 2001 7:09 PM > To: [rebol-list--rebol--com] > Subject: [REBOL] Re: Make-doc-pro.r > I've always liked transparent tools. From a single document standpoint, > which could be edited in any ASCII editor, your options are somewhat > limited.
Hi, that's the problem but hey, nothing is impossible ;-)).
> If they don't have a dialect to use for revision markups (which is > not a very transparent way to work unfortunately), you're out of luck.
Yep, the solution must be mostly transparent to use for the user. Only a switch to turn version marking on/off should be needed.
> If, however, you provide an editor then you have the option of maintaining > diff/delta files.
Hmm... I never liked tools, which forced me to use its environment. I'm like tools, which do a special job and can be integrated in my working process.
> With all these document related things we're discussing, > there's a line between structured and unstructured documents and how that > affects what we can do with the data and how easy it is for the user to > create. I only wish I had some good answers. :)
My idea at the moment is something like this (only sketch/brainstorming yet): 1. make-doc-pro saves the older versions with continuing numbers. No diff files, may be compressed. 2. You can turn version-markup on like: =options diffs base-version diff-version 3. The diffs are marked in the text. 4. Maybe it's possible to use some browser features and work with javascript to create something like a diff-version-presenter mode. You can move the mouse of a paragraph with changes and a pop-up window will show you what has changed. Just some ideas... Robert