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Schitzoboy
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From: Yes
Insane since: Feb 2001

posted posted 11-04-2004 09:25

Is there a free or open source script I could use to generate a glossary? Basically I want a page automatically generated like this one I've manually created.. Just a ul of terms and definitions with lots of IDed a tags that can be linked to from all across the site. The script should also be able to find any glossary terms on any other page and do the linking for me. Does such a gem exist or will I have to roll my own?



(Edited by Schitzoboy on 11-04-2004 09:25)

DL-44
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From: under the bed
Insane since: Feb 2000

posted posted 11-04-2004 18:24

Don't know of one off hand, but just wanted to note that this list is just screaming to be marked-up as a Definition List

The actual glossary part should be no problem to create. Don't know about the linking part...

WarMage
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From: Rochester, New York, USA
Insane since: May 2000

posted posted 11-04-2004 19:32

DL is on point with the definition list input there.

You would have to let us know what type of input you are trying to use to create the glossay before we would be able to tell you if a product of this nature exists.

Dan @ Code Town

Schitzoboy
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From: Yes
Insane since: Feb 2001

posted posted 11-04-2004 19:48

Wow, I didn't even know there were list types besides ordered and unordered. I'll have to look into definition lists and redo the markup, thanks for the heads up! As for the input type. I'll convert the input to what ever I need to if a script already exists. What I have in mind though is something that collects all the DT tags in my gloss.shtml file. then searches the rest of the website for those terms and dynamically creates links back to the DTs. If I have to manually put all the terms in a text file or something similar I'm perfectly ok with that.

Again, I'm not totally afraid to roll my own script here, but I'd rather focus my efforts on other portions of the site if such a script already exists.



(Edited by Schitzoboy on 11-04-2004 19:49)

ninmonkeys
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posted posted 11-05-2004 00:31
quote:
Schitzoboy said:

Wow, I didn't even know there were list types besides orderedand unordered.

w3.org is your friend html 4.01 specs and css 2.1 specs

http://www.w3.org/ also have the html and css validators.

(Edited by ninmonkeys on 11-05-2004 00:31)

JKMabry
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From: raht cheah
Insane since: Aug 2000

posted posted 11-05-2004 22:56

I recall using a gloassry script written by a German (I think, I recall having trouble with the docs, "phpglossar"?) that was fairly simple, alphabetized db put and take affair. Might make a good start for you but you'd have to do some modding to suit you with the anchors and DLs. Oh heck, do your own

edit: yes, doesn't look to have been updated since I used it a while back http://www.crear.de/php-world/demo/phpglossar/



(Edited by JKMabry on 11-05-2004 22:57)

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