WWWLibrary_2.02-beta : Incompatibility fix; Literate programming

Tim Berners-Lee (timbl@www3.cern.ch)
Wed, 17 Mar 93 09:51:57 +0100

The 2.02 version of the library is marked "beta" to indicate that it
ought to work reliably and needs testing. Compatible line-mode
browser and daemon are available too as before. Sources are in
ftp://info.cern.ch/pub/www/src as usual.

Changes are

- Fix so that the HTTP client will fall back to old HTTP with servers
which don't like the HTTP extenstions. The incompatibility problem
of yeste

- A format called text/x-c which can be generated from hypertext.

www -to text/x-c xxxx.html > xxxx.h

will produce a formatted .h file with everything enclosed in
comments except for preformtted sections, which are treated as
code. This allows files like


to be self-documenting source files.

Internal documentation.

I have made a token bit of documentation on the library to explian
a few features using the above technique. I used
to generate the html froim the .h files in the first place before
marking it up. Feedback on forms and content (but not extent which I
know is not much!) is welcome.

Tim BL

Tim Berners-Lee timbl@info.cern.ch
World Wide Web team leader (NeXTMail is ok)
CERN, CN Division Tel: +41(22)767 3755
1211 Geneva 23, Switzerland Fax: +41(22)767 7155