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On Fri, 2004-02-06 at 07:45, Gavin Kistner wrote:
> As promised in another thread, I am working on a new web version of the 
> Pickaxe book ("Programming Ruby - The Pragmatic Programmer's Guide").
> 
> Why?
> 
> * This is a framed version, which (with JavaScript enabled) keeps the 
> book chapters syncrhonized with the Wiki pages noting changes due to 1.8).
> 
> * This version is valid HTML4 markup, with consistent semantic markup. 
> (I kept the styles similar to the existing HTML versions, albeit 
> slightly cleaner...however, a single different CSS file could be used to 
> change the look near-completely.) [1]
> 
> * Unlike all other versions based on the 0.4 release of the HTML/XML, 
> this version has included in it some very important 25 missing pages 
> from the section "The Ruby Language"! [2]
> 
> 
> So, please check out the work so far [3] at:
> http://phrogz.net/ProgrammingRuby/
> and give me feedback. (It seems to work and look correct in Safari 1.2, 
> Mozilla 1.4, and IE6Win. Does it fail for you? Does something about the 
> display frustrate you?)
> 
> 
> (-, /\ \/ / /\/
> 
> 
> 
> [1] When I started out, I was just going to frame the existing HTML. 
> Then I saw how broken it was. So I thought "Hey, I have the XML, it must 
> be clean...I'll just throw a few regexp at it and voila! clean HTML." 
> Almost a week later, I'm a little over halfway done with all the pages. :|
> 
> [2] Dave kindly supplied me with some new XML, but only after I found an 
> HTML version of 0.3a on the web and started cleaning it. Sorry 
> Dave...I'll look through the XML soon and clean up the changes as needed.
> 
> [3] Only the following sections are done: "Introduction", "Facets of 
> Ruby", "Ruby in Its Setting", and "Ruby Crystallized"
> I'm working on the Library Reference section now.
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