[Mono-list] Help needed with XSLTtransformations(documentation browser)

Piers Haken piersh@friskit.com
Wed, 16 Oct 2002 02:16:58 -0700

Can't you use mozilla (or some other similarly capable browser) to view
the files locally? As long as all the hrefs are relative it should all


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Miguel de Icaza [mailto:miguel@ximian.com] 
> Sent: Tuesday, October 15, 2002 11:24 PM
> To: Piers Haken
> Cc: Scott Bronson; mono-list@ximian.com; Adam Treat
> Subject: RE: [Mono-list] Help needed with 
> XSLTtransformations(documentation browser)
> hello!
> > I'm curious, why are you going for a GtkHtml 
> implementation? I would 
> > have thought that a simple DHTML/CSS implementation would be much 
> > simpler, more portable and have the added benefit that the docs 
> > go-mono.com web page would be identical to those in the 
> distribution. 
> > It seems a little over the top to be implementing a documentation 
> > browser when all you're doing is displaying web pages. Of course, 
> > search may be a little tricky ;-)
> Oh, do not get me wrong.
> GtkHTML is just a lightweight HTML rendering engine that does 
> not support CSS, so we need it to look decent for those of us 
> that will be using the documentation in our day-to-day work on Linux.
> The Web-based interfaces lack the agility that you get from a 
> native GUI tool to browse your documentation.  
> I have no problems if we take later the scripts and generate 
> a full documentation set that is web-browsable (in fact, it 
> might just be part of the process), but we need a 
> command-line and GUI tools that we can use natively on Linux 
> when disconnected from the Web (and that has better 
> interactions than a web page).
> Miguel