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59265Re: http://vimhelp.appspot.com/

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  • Bram Moolenaar
    Oct 8, 2010
      Carlo Teubner wrote:

      > On 4 Oct, 14:34, Ben Fritz <fritzophre...@...> wrote:
      > > On Oct 3, 12:06 pm, Carlo <carlo.teub...@...> wrote:
      > >
      > > > Sorry, I sent that off too early. To elaborate:
      > >
      > > > * It's built on Google App Engine
      > > > * It regularly retrieves the latest doc files fromhttp://vim.googlecode.com/hg/runtime/doc/andprocesses them
      > > > * The Google custom search it uses doesn't work, presumably since
      > > > Google hasn't indexed the contents yet
      > >
      > > > Please let me know any feedback. I'm going to hold off advertising its
      > > > existence more widely (i.e. vim_use list) for now.
      > >
      > > > Bram, let me know if you approve of this or would like any changes to
      > > > it. Everyone else, hope you like it.
      > >
      > > Compare the main page of vimhelp.appspot.com to the main page of
      > > vimdoc.sourceforge.net/htmldoc/
      > >
      > > I notice that on vimhelp.appspot.com, the CTRL-D, CTRL-T, CTRL-O, etc.
      > > are all nicely colored, indicating that something is recognized as
      > > special about them, but that is all. On sourceforge, these are all
      > > links. Although the sourceforge docs are not colored, I find them more
      > > useful in this specific case. Is this something that can be fixed?
      >
      > Fixed now for CTRL-sequences and some other miscellaneous cases.
      > Although it's true that the way that vimdoc.sf.net links absolutely
      > everything that is linkable has its advantages. Perhaps I will
      > experiment later on with making more things links, without making them
      > stand out too much from the other text.
      >
      > Regarding Bram's comment, I've also added some quick links to the top
      > and bottom of each page.
      >
      > > You have a good idea of an automatic update mechanism, certainly. I
      > > find that out-of-data help files online can be very annoying.
      >
      > Thanks. To respond to Bram's query on this: I've got an hourly cronjob
      > that downloads http://vim.googlecode.com/hg/runtime/doc/ and all .txt
      > files listed there. (It uses the HTTP "ETag" cacheing mechanism to
      > minimise traffic, and to notice when files haven't changed.) It then
      > generates the HTML-ified versions.
      >
      > By the way, the site search works now.

      Thanks, the pages look good now, the links at the top are very useful.

      Search still doesn't work for me.

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