macro question

Jim Byrne
Wed, 15 May 2002 11:23:22 +0100

If I had read Matts' page a little more carefully I would have noticed that
the entire book is now online at:

All the best,
on 15/5/02 11:02 am, Jim Byrne at wrote:

> 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,
> Jim
> 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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