[futurebasic] Re: [FB] Language Reference - syntax check requested

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From: Paul Bruneau <paul_bruneau@...>
Date: Fri, 1 Feb 2008 13:17:32 -0500
On Feb 1, 2008, at 12:06 PM, Christopher Wyatt wrote:

> On Feb 1, 2008, at 7:34 AM, Paul Bruneau wrote:
>
>> I hope that the people deciding go very carefully in moving away  
>> from those standard tags. Speaking from personal experience, it is  
>> very fatiguing to look through 600 pages to make changes over..and  
>> over...and over
>
> That was basically my argument -- don't play with the standards.  
> The wikitext files generate standard, clean, HTML 3.2 or 4.0 when  
> you export back to HTML. I'm telling my students who will do the  
> editing to alter nothing -- absolutely nothing -- unless there is a  
> link name or other issue what causes wiki problems. (For example:  
> no special characters or spaces can be used in most wiki systems so  
> we are using underscores.)
>
> Once the wiki is done, it can become the central repository for  
> updates and for exporting the Apple Help HTML. I'll do all  
> everything I can to make the process painless once the site is  
> established.
>
> The HTML didn't use headings, which is one step we are taking. Sub- 
> topics, such as "Description" within a keyword, are being converted  
> to low-level headings for indexing purposes (H3, H4, etc.). We're  
> testing the results on both Wikibooks and on the Apple Help system.
>
> Everything will be done by the end of this 15-week semester, I'm  
> hoping! Updated all the way around, as wiki, HTML, and PDF.

It sounds great!