[Mono-docs-list] Web-based MonoDoc?
Miguel de Icaza
03 Jul 2003 19:42:35 -0400
> "In the future we will have an ASP.NET front-end to present the
> on the web as well". Is anyone doing active development on that front? Does
> anyone have a plan, or even just quick notes on what's required to achieve
Nobody is working on this right now.
> Is there currently a relatively simple (don't mind if it's ugly) known hack
> that I missed that would let me deliver Monodoc content on the web in a
> of minutes (an hour would do :))?
For the "1 hour hack", I suggest this:
* Monodoc can generate HTML.
* The urls that Monodoc generates are Monodoc-urls, so they need
to be mapped into some sort of cgi-bin to re-query things.
* The HTML we generate should hopefully be processable with an
So you only need to rewrite urls that do not start with http:// to
include some sort of processor. So things like:
Needs to be changed into:
Or something along those lines.
> Looking at the source I figured the easiest way, if using only the ECMA
> Provider (that's the only one I need myself...), would be to modify
> mono-ecma.xsl in order to prepend a cgi script in front of URLs, such as
> "monodoc.cgi?", and then have a cgi script that invokes
> "monodoc --html QUERY_STRING".
Something like that would work too.
> The more generic way would be to have Providers support URL prepending, and
> have each of them implement it in whatever way it needs to (which, in the
> ECMA Provider's case, would require modifying the XSLT amongst other
> I believe this may be required no matter what, even if using ASP.NET instead
My feeling is that this should be handled by an upper layer processor.