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Subject: Re: [boost] ATTENTION: Library requirements..
From: Sam Kellett (samkellett_at_[hidden])
Date: 2016-01-08 05:11:56

On 8 January 2016 at 09:51, Andrey Semashev <andrey.semashev_at_[hidden]>

> On 2016-01-08 12:40, Sam Kellett wrote:
>> On 8 January 2016 at 09:32, Rainer Deyke <rainerd_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>> On 07.01.2016 18:11, Robert Ramey wrote:
>>> Useful applications of javascript that occur to me are:
>>>> b) syntax coloring for code examples
>>> I disagree that this is a valid use of Javascript. Code examples are
>>> static, so they can and should be statically colored. This means that
>>> the syntax highlighting exists even if Javascript is disabled.
>> that's massively open to human error and adds a substantial workload on
>> the
>> dev which could be better spent (re)writing the actual documentation
>> content to a better level.
> Coloring is done automatically by QuickBook/BoostBook and doesn't require
> human intervention. I believe other source formats should also have this
> capability without involving JS.
> If you're writing plain HTML then yes, you would have to do this yourself,
> but that's just one of your problems as writing HTML is a pain in general.
> Probably, this is the reason why noone does this nowdays.

fair. sorry no experience with quickbook so didn't realise!

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