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

Henning Meier-Geinitz henning@meier-geinitz.de
Tue, 9 Jul 2002 12:16:40 +0200


On Tue, Jul 09, 2002 at 12:02:44AM +0200, Oliver Schwartz wrote:
> while adapting snapscan.desc to the new syntax I found that the template.desc 
> states: 
> ; :comment and :url specifiers are optional after :mfg, :model, :desc,
> ;  and at the top-level.
> However, adding a :comment at top level (i.e. comment on backend) won't 
> produce any output in either HTML file.

True. I didn't want to add yet another column. What could be done is a
backends page similar to the manufacturers page. That means:

backend name, version, new

table of supported models

Maybe I will add this as --html-split-backends or similar.

> Another feature request: Some manufactures change their name rather ofter or 
> get bought by other manufacturers (e.g. Vuego becomes Acer, Acer becomes 
> Benq). My idea was to supply an entry
> :manufacturer "Acer"
> :comment "See Benq"
> without any scanner models following.
> This will produce an empty table consisting only of the table header in 
> html-mfg mode. I think it'd be better if no table at all is generated.

That one was easy.

> In html-backends mode the entry is lost completely. 

Yes. No models -> no entry. I will think about dispalying the
manufacturers comment in this case.

> In a perfect world it'd be possible to supply links within the page (i.e. from 
> one entry (mfg, scanner) to another), but maybe that can wait until release 
> 2.0.

That's already possible for manufacturers on the manufacturers page.

:mfg "aaabbb manufacturer"
:comment "See <a href=\"#AAA-MANUFACTURER\">aaa manufacturer</a>"