Writing Table Renderers
The #renderTableWith directive was added to Frontier 5.1 on 1998/10/13, root update #0165.
I'm not sure just what Frontier version this was; I think it was 5.1.4. In any case, it is not available in versions of Frontier prior to this date. That means it is also not available for Frontier 5.0.1 or 5.0.2b20.
Important Note: The Web->Publish Table script does not know about the #renderTableWith directive, and will not properly publish your subtables as individual pages. Instead, you must use Web->Publish Page to publish each one separately.
UserLand is aware of this problem, and Dave Winer posted a message recently saying it was a high priority to fix, but no fix has yet been released (as of Frontier: 5.1.6 updated Mon, 18 Jan 1999 10:00:00 GMT).
Frontier's HTML framework allows you to specify that a subtable in a site should be rendered as a single page rather than as a subdirectory, and what renderer to use.
It's not entirely obvious how to create the rendering scripts, though. Hence this tutorial.
In this tutorial, you will learn how to create table renderers, where to put them, and how to use them in your websites.
Author: Samuel Reynolds
First Published: Thursday, 28 January 1999 at 9:30 PM
Last Revision: Thursday, 4 February 1999
Keywords: render,renderers,rendertablewith,Frontier,website framework,CGI,CGIs,web,www,world wide web
Level of Difficulty: Easy
So... what is a table renderer, anyway?
Page 1: What Is A Table Renderer
Page 2: Anatomy of a Table Renderer
Page 3: The Hard Way
Page 4: The Easy Way
Page 5: The Easiest Way
Page 6: About the Author
This tutorial was written by Samuel Reynolds in Parker, CO.
Page last revised 2/4/99; 12:50:04 PM.
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12:50:21 PM Thursday, February 4, 1999