Links and Macros

Steve Hooker
Sat, 28 Jul 2001 23:48:55 +0100

on 28/07/01 11:09 pm, Dylan Parker at wrote:

> 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") }
Which is one of the oldest verbs around. Predates Manila by about 4-5 years.
I'm not sure if it'll be legal on your site mind.

> 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?
Yes, it's easy to write macros, or even duplicate and modify. What I like
about Usertalk is the ability to double click on a verb for a browser window
to open with the verb from docserver locally or off the web, it's also a
root available for download. Double clicking plus command - omm - takes you
to that verb in the database.

> and this strange feeling that EVERYONE should be using this product
I think it's coming.