macro question

Jim Byrne
Wed, 15 May 2002 11:02:06 +0100

You should  try to get hold 'Frontier - The Definitive Guide', by Matt
Neuburg. The entire book used to be on the web, but when I looked for it, it
no longer seems to be available. You can read about it, and get suggestions
about where to buy it on Matt's site:

It's a great book - and although about a much earlier version of Frontier,
it is essential reading if you want to write Usertalk code.

Good luck,

on 15/5/02 1:27 am, Balzer, Ned at N.BALZER@CGNET.COM wrote:

> Hello,
> 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
> {responseMailto}
> 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
> 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
> 1170 Hamilton Ct.
> Menlo Park, CA  94025  USA
> Phone: 650-833-6012  Fax: 650-325-2313  IVDN: 605-6012
> email:

Jim Byrne Project Director, The Making Connections Unit, Glasgow Caledonian
University, Glasgow G4 OBA, 0141 331 3893

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