Hello,

Any thoughts/guidance on creating a modern incarnation
of NLEdit,

  http://hdl.handle.net/2060/19950007792

NLEdit turns Fortran namelists, which look like,

  &body_definitions
   n_moving_bodies = 1,        ! number of bodies in motion
   body_name(1) = 'FreeFall',  ! name must be in quotes
   parent_name(1) = '',        ! '' means motion relative to inertial ref frame
  /

  &forced_motion
   rotate(1) = 0,                  ! rotation: 0=none,1=fixed rate,2=sin(kt)
   rotation_rate(1) = 0.0,         ! rate of rotation
   rotation_freq(1) = 0.0,         ! reduced rotation frequency
  /

(where '!' is a comment character) into GUI forms with
the help of an intermediary file that provides meta data
about each variable, e.g., valid range, type, etc.

I was thinking tabbed web pages, one per namelist,
with some sort of DSL to get us from namelist to
web form by using the comment field.

Thanks,
--
Bil Kleb
http://fun3d.larc.nasa.gov