Re: [Nautilus-list] Re: Help API for GNOME 2.0

John Fleck <jfleck inkstain net> writes:

> Folks -
> Much to comment on here. I'll try to incorporate responses to most of
> the thread, but I'll break some bits out into separate
> missives. Thanks to Dan for thinking this through and getting us
> started.
> On Tue, Jul 10, 2001 at 04:34:52PM -0500, Dan Mueth wrote:
> > 
> > The main question we need to answer is whether we want to support
> > HTML-only help browsers. If we can assume that the only help browsers
> > people want to run can handle SGML/XML (ie. Nautilus), then we can do
> > something simple like:
> > 
> >         gnome_help_display(path, name, linkid)
> >                 path = path in $PREFIX/share/gnome/help (as GNOME 1.x)
> >                 name = doc file name, without extension (it will search
> >                        for .xml, then for .sgml)
> If we're using some sort of a caching system to speed up rendering (as
> our KDE friends have decided to do), it also needs to search for a
> cached copy of a rendered doc first before looking for xml and
> sgml. (This may be especially important for the big docs David Merrill
> has discussed. I think it makes sense to match our caching system up
> with KDE's so we'll be able to easily read one another's cached docs.)

Do you cache chunking data or HTML?  Would we need to share stylesheets.


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