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From: Tassilo Horn <tassilo@member.fsf.org>
To: emacs-orgmode@gnu.org
Subject: Re: [IDEA] HTML-export literal examples to textarea
Date: Mon, 19 Jan 2009 10:02:30 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <878wp7act5.fsf@thinkpad.tsdh.de> (raw)
In-Reply-To: C81B4CB8-C788-4ED2-85F6-A531E184E8D6@uva.nl

Carsten Dominik <dominik@science.uva.nl> writes:


>>>> Is it worth thinking about an example block that will be exported
>>>> to a "<p><textarea ...>...</textarea></p>" structure in HTML
>>>> export?
>>>> I was recently playing around with org for online
>>>> documentation. The documents contained lots of literal examples
>>>> that can be directly copied and pasted e.g. into a terminal
>>>> emu. While example- and src blocks work fine, I think that putting
>>>> this kind of information into a textarea would be even better.
>>> Hi Ulf, so far I fail to see what the big advantage would be.  Can
>>> you try again to explain?
>> of course. Generally, selecting text is a bit easier inside an input
>> box but the very real advantage is that you can edit inside
>> inputs. This allows to give literal examples with "variables" that
>> can be changed directly inside the page before being copied and
>> pasted.
> Hmmm, but why would you want to edit them in the text window, if you
> will paste them into an editor anyway, where you probably can edit
> them a lot easier?  Or are you talking about pasting examples directly
> into an interpreter input stream?

I think that something like textareas might be nice sometimes, but I'd
suggest a more general approach.  How about something like

  #+begin_export_html   #+begin_export_html
  \textit{foo}          <textarea>...</textarea>
  #+end_export_html     #+end_export_html  

for each export format, where the latex export would ignore everything
else.  Maybe an "alternative" thingy would be needed, too.  Something
like common lisp's reader macros "#+sbcl" and "#-(or cmu ecl)" could be

No person,  no idea, and no  religion deserves to be  illegal to insult,
not even the Church of Emacs. (Richard M. Stallman)

      parent reply	other threads:[~2009-01-19  9:02 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 15+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2009-01-16  9:51 [IDEA] HTML-export literal examples to textarea Ulf Stegemann
2009-01-17  8:01 ` Carsten Dominik
2009-01-19  7:25   ` Ulf Stegemann
2009-01-19  8:31     ` Carsten Dominik
2009-01-19  8:56       ` Ulf Stegemann
2009-01-19  9:01         ` Carsten Dominik
2009-01-19 11:14           ` Ulf Stegemann
2009-01-19 17:16             ` Carsten Dominik
2009-01-19 22:16               ` Carsten Dominik
2009-01-19 22:32                 ` Sebastian Rose
2009-01-20 11:34                 ` Ulf Stegemann
2009-01-19 10:57         ` Manish
2009-01-19 11:59           ` Sebastian Rose
2009-01-19 12:04             ` Manish
2009-01-19  9:02       ` Tassilo Horn [this message]

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