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- includeHTML vs PPWizard
October 16, 2003, 5:42 am
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pre-processor to insert common blocks of HTML. I am considering
switching to includeHTML as my pre-processor. My impression of the
pros and cons is as follows:
1) PPWizard *substitutes* HTML code for special tags, so you have 2
files for each page: the "before" and "after" files. To see a display
of the final form, one must view the "after" file. To re-edit, one
must switch back to the "before" file, make a change, run it through
PPWizard again (outside of HTML-Kit), and view the new "after" file.
includeHTML substitutes code between special tags, and *retains* those
tags. So, one needs to edit only one file (creating new versions), and
that file can always be displayed in final form. Thus, re-editing is
easier with includeHTML.
2) The "after" file generated by PPWizard shows no evidence of
pre-processor tags. I am the volunteer webmaster for a small
non-profit group http://www.catsociety.org . If I get "hit by a bus,"
another volunteer who may not have the time/experience/desire to learn
the pre-processor would find it easier to pick up and run with the
files generated by PPWizard.
Do I have a correct view of how these two very cool, free,
pre-processors compare? What important points am I missing?
Re: includeHTML vs PPWizard
3) I think you cannot execute logic with includeHTML. With PPWizard,
the page navigation links included are different depending on which page
is being generated. Or, maybe there is a better way to do something