[vtk-developers] vtknew tree and testing / examples

Sebastien BARRE sebastien at barre.nom.fr
Wed Jun 27 16:30:22 EDT 2001

At 28/06/2001 01:34, Prabhu Ramachandran wrote:
>    SB> Ideally, it would have been nice to have a comment at the
>     SB> beginning of each examples, something like :
>     SB> # Short description : # Keywords :
>     SB> then I would be sooooooo happy (and the users community would
>     SB> be too). I could do very nice examples page :)
>How difficult is it to generate searcheable docs rather than full text
>index like pages?

Well, this is the whole difference between "static HTML pages" and a search 
engine (dynamic pages, i.e. cgi/bin or PHP, probably a SQL database to 
index the pages, installing Apache and/or MySQL locally to test the whole 
stuff, etc). Very different (although not difficult). But I'd need to have 
local access to the Web server at Kitware to work confortably, otherwise 
I'd spend too much time telnet'ing or stuff like that.

Static pages were fine to me at the time I wrote the Perl scripts. They are 
still fine to me, although too big. I we could put keywords from a 
pre-defined list of keywords in each example, then it would be enough for 
me to sort the examples in a way that would be more user-friendly and that 
would allow an example to pertain to more than one "theme". Actually the 
"full text index" page can be used for that (check for the "decimate 
(decimated, decimation)" entry for example), but with limited success)

BTW there are free search-engine solution like HtDig that are easy to 
setup, and that could gather informations.

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