HTMLDOC edit macro
|Macro name. HTMLDOC
||Edit macro HTMLDOC
|users. ||Netscape users
||Author: David McRitchie
Edit Macro resides in d:\spfmacro for use with SPF/PC|
HTML documentation of URL usage in Netscape bookmarks.
REMOVAL, can possibly undo changes made by HTMLDOC |
SECSINCE, shows date and time last referenced in Netscape.
See HTML... macros, but no other macro is really similar to HTMLDOC.
changes an entire HTML document so that each
hypertext [--#hypertext --]
entry shows the url after the hypertext anchor. Should be
done in a separate copy (version) for this purpose. Do not
run on your working bookmarks files as you could damage it.
SAMPLE "htmldocr.htm" original (88k) and
a sample of results
SAMPLE "htmldocs.htm (122k)" results
from the HTMLDOC macro. This is only an example of
documention created from portions of a bookmarks file.
A smaller example of SAMPLE (35k).
These are unmaintained examples.
Code builtin if the current file end in "U.HTM" or "U.HTML" to
delete all lines and copy in bookmark.htm into bookmaru.htm or
something like test.htm into testU.HTM.
This macro will add a visible hypertext entry appearing similar to
on a separate line.
HTMLDOC can be a very
useful tool when doing documentation or when preparing data within
a PDS member.
Use the HTMLDOC macro ONLY on COPIES of documents.
DO NOT USE IT ON YOUR ACTUAL BOOKMARKS.
This macro changes your coding, is not reversible, and may not
be consistent in all applications depending on content of your
original. Consider this macro as being used for documentation
|CLEAR|| CLEAR is the only
option. CLEAR if used will clear out the content and attempt
to copy the original file that does not have a "U." just before the
del .zf .zl all
- Check is made if member in use is bookmaru.htm or bookmaru.html,
if it is the member is emptied and copied from bookmark.htm or bookmark.html,
You will have had to modify macro to work for you depending on your suffix in use.
- Check if last letter and extension is "U.HTM" or "U.HTML", in which
case clear out the data, and copies from the original file (without the "U"
suffix on the name).'.
- Removes x'0d2020' as unwanted data flagging end of lines.
- Changes any preexisting <DD> to <BR> so they won't
interfere with text being added.
- Identifies hypertext entries (HREF="...") and inserts code
after the </a> which includes new/replacement <DD>.
Netscape BOOKMARK file (Rel 3)
A bookmark file in Netscape is a regular HTML file, with some additional
features added that help Netscape determine whether it needs
to get a new copy. You can use the SECSINCE macro to
interpret the ADD_DATE=, LAST_VISIT=, and LAST_MODIFIED= dates that
appear for each entry
as seconds since 1970 as found in your
- To add a bookmark: Bookmark --> Add a bookmark
- To view bookmarks file: Bookmarks --> View Bookmarks
Netscape allows you to have several bookmark files
There probably is not much help in this area; but here goes:
Your normal bookmark file is probably
c:\netscape\bookmark.html (or .htm).
- Before continuing add something to your bookmarks file such
at this file. Exit Netscape, check c:\netscape\bookmark.htm
to see if your addition has been added; otherwise, your bookmark
is in another file or folder and you should know where before
- It might also be wise to make a copy of your bookmarks, before
continuing and so that you can sort your bookmarks later, and
fall back on the backup if you mess up.
- Adding a description to a bookmark entry is done while viewing
your bookmark file, selecting a bookmark, rt-click --> properties.
- To see your bookmarks: Bookmarks -->
GOTO BOOKMARKS (Ctrl+b).
- To open a different bookmark file, while viewing your bookmark
use file --> Open
The use of folders in your bookmarks file
Rel 3 made the use of folders a bit trickier, but they are still there, and can be
moved around. If you run into trouble insert a separator and then insert the folder
on top of the separator. If you select a folder and insert a separator the separator will appear after the folder. If you first select a file or a separator the inserted separator will go after the selected file or folder. Inserting a file directly on top of a folder will put the file into the folder as will cuting and pasting on top of a folder. Use Ctrl+enter to select multiple items for a move, you can drag or cut and paste.
Sorting your bookmarks
This is all or nothing.
into folders, because EVERYTHING will be sorted alphabetically.
HINT IN MAINTAINING FOLDERS
Suggestion: In each folder in your bookmarks file, using
properties add a blank at the beginning of the NAME. In
some cases to get the folders or files to the very top
use two blanks and $$ (the exception).
The sort option is not visible under Item until at
least one entry is selected. BEFORE YOU SORT, you want to
put all of your entries into folders and many of your folders
Book mark descriptions
You can personalize your bookmarks by adding your own descriptions to a
bookmark. Begin by selecting a bookmark then Item --> Properties
then add your description and/or modify the title. This
description is not visible
when you look at your bookmarks. To see the description you
must view your bookmarks file as an HTML document in your
Also create a similar bookmark for the file populated with the
help of the HTMLDOC macro.
If you use ".HTML" suffix instead of ".HTM" try clicking on
file:///c:\netscape\bookmark.html and your own
help of the HTMLDOC macro.
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