Re: lists of problems

David S. Cargo (
Tue, 3 Mar 1998 11:17:49 -0600

Date: Tue, 3 Mar 1998 11:17:49 -0600
From: (David S. Cargo)
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Subject: Re: lists of problems

Like I said, this was the only major problem not addressed by our
discussion last night.

I'm not sure about how to solve it; it would make a nice standalone
programming exercise. The items that would need to be shown in a preview
are the results of choosing "Show mail headers in generated HTML pages"
(two possibilities), text label for the output archive (always there,
but with different values), default index (four possibilities), URL
for "About This Archive" (two possibilities), URL for "Other Mail Archives"
(two possibilities). So 2 x 4 x 2 x 2 = 32 possible outcomes. That's
two many to create every one. Basically somebody has to look at
the widget tour to see how to create the right text effects, and then
create the tcl that simulates building the HTML page in a toplevel
window in a text widget. It's not that hard conceptually, but there
is a lot of detail to get right.

It's really just one procedure that needs to be written (with access
to the global variables from the current Archive page).

Volunteers are welcome. If there are no volunteers, then we should
decide what priority it has over the other changes we want to implement.

Personally I think it should have high priority, since that was the page
most lacking in feedback.