Links and Macros

Lawrence Lee
Sat, 28 Jul 2001 15:14:11 -0700

Hi Dylan,

The list recently moved to a new server, but you can probably do a
search from or from to find past messages from the discussion

The old archive for the Manila-Newbies list is available at:

For Q3, you'll probably want to check out the Frontier Site and the
directory which has the admin side of Manila:


> -----Original Message-----
> From: 
> [] On Behalf Of Dylan Parker
> Sent: July 28, 2001 3:09 PM
> To:
> Subject: Links and Macros
> Hello, all.
> I'm sure what I am about to ask has been asked before.. but 
> the Archive only had about 6 messages in it? Is this a new list?
> Anyway,
> Q1 . Is there any way to use Manila's linking syntax (ie 
> putting the story name in double-quotes) with custom hot-text 
> WITHOUT handcoding the HTML? I saw the relativeLink macro, 
> but I think it only allows a specific URL and not a 
> double-quoted reference. Is this correct? I want to do 
> something like { createLink ("Click Here", "StoryNameReference") }
> Q2 . Is it possible to write your own Macros? I am just 
> giving Manila a try online right now.. and haven't 
> purchased/installed Frontier locally yet.. so maybe when you 
> purchased... macro-creation capability and dox are part of 
> the distribution?
> Q3 . So far the documentation that I can get my hands on is 
> definitely geared towards end-users and people working solely 
> through the web-admin interface... is there more 
> documentation in the distribution that deals with SOAP 
> capabilities, low-level administration techniques etc?
> Thanks,
> I'm totally new to Manila.. but as I wrap my brain around all 
> the metaphors and lingo I get these flashes of lucidity.. and 
> this strange feeling that EVERYONE should be using this product =)
> Dylan Parker