macro question

Balzer, Ned
Tue, 14 May 2002 17:27:12 -0700


I am wondering if someone can give me a clue about the very first macro I'm
trying to write.
Purpose: on a discussion group message display, I'd like to add a mailto:
link at the bottom, allowing the reader to post a reply to this message to a
listserver.  I'm trying to harvest the subject: of the post.  So the mailto
link would look something like this:
<a href="mailto://">Post
response to listserver</a>

I tried to create a macro named responseMailto -- ended up creating it under
manilawebsites.mysite -- and added a call to it 
at the bottom of my manila site prefs>discussiongroup>single message
appearance template.  At first apparently manila didn't regard the macro as
legal, until I added it to config.mainresponder.prefs.legalmacros.  Now it
appears but doesn't evaluate.  The link resolves to{responseMailto} 

What am I missing?  I'm wondering if it's in the wrong place in the frontier
databases.  I searched and searched but could not find reference to the
other two macros listed there: {responseList} and {responseForm} -- I'm
thinking if I could find them, then I could just put my script in the same
place and it might work.

I'm just starting out but I confess to much confusion about where to find
and put things in Frontier.  What would be very helpful is a roadmap to the
various roots in frontier (frontier.root, manila.root, manilawebsites.root,
etc.)  Is there a book out there somewhere?  I've been reading webpages for
2 days now but can't seem to find the beginning of it all!!

Thanks in advance.

-- Ned Balzer, CGNET Services International
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