[sane-devel] New program for generating HTML lists from backend description files

Marcel Pol mpol@gmx.net
Fri, 5 Jul 2002 23:17:52 +0200

On Fri, 5 Jul 2002 22:05:59 +0200
Henning Meier-Geinitz <henning@meier-geinitz.de> wrote:

> I have just committed tools/sane-desc.c, a C program that generates
> HTML and ASCII lists from the backend description files. It's intended
> as an replacement for sane-desc.el. It's not really nice, but does its
> job.

I'm willing to make a few coments.
> 1) Are there any bugs in the interpretation of the .desc files?
> 2) Can the tables be optimized, e.g. better usage of colors?

In the list of backends I'd rather see 2 lines.
I'm using Galeon on a 1024x768 screen, and for most backends it looks like:
abaton (v0.1, 

I would rather see it then like:
(v0.1, alpha)

I assume a <br> tag would make this possible.
It's just nit-picking though.

And the "beta" color is colored in a way that it doesn't show very much.
Maybe make it a color like purple?

> 3) Which one of the two HTML formats should be used for the SANE page?

I like the first one, sorted by backend.
It's easier readable, if you know what you are looking for, like the url of
the backend website.
Make the page sorted by manufacturer optional.

> 4) Are there any ideas for other output formats (sort by something else)?

Marcel Pol

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