P. Murray-Rust (
Mon, 23 Jan 1995 22:50:11 +0000 (GMT)

I have had a long phone conversation with Lesley and will make some
changes to the glossary tools as sson as I have a chance - later this
week I hope. The main things were:

I will try to develop an UNMARKUP tool for html! This will
present users with a multiple selection box of all the uRLs in the
document and they can select as amany as they want from which the URL
will be deleted.

The terminology is somewhat clearer. There are several terms:
uniqid single unique word for fileroot (e.g. dotz)
name common phrase to describe item {e.g. zip file)
synonyms alterantive phrase (e.g. Zip-compressed file)
indexing terms actual phrases/words to be marked up (e.g. *.z)

(No on is likely to use dotz as a term in a document but it's a useful
fileroot whereas *.z is not. But this is what we actually want to markup).

Punctuation. A markup term is selected by the expression:
term is of the form:
[a-zA-Z0-9]+([ -]+[a-zA-Z0-9]+)*
(as a tcl regexp). This means that a term is a set of alphanumeric
word(s) separated by whitespace or hyphens.
left delimiter is [^ !()={}\[\]:;"'<,>.?]
right delimiter is [$ !()={}\[\]:;"'<,>.?]
where ^ is start of line and $ is endofline.

I'd apprecaite any suggestions as to whether this is reasonable
as I shall hardcode it soon.

This means that if we wish to trap all examples of amino-acid, we
need the indexing terms:
"amino acid"
Note that if "amino acid" is marked up, then amino and acid
will NOT be marked up in that string as well. Also, alpha-amino-acid
would NOT be marked up, but "alpha amino-acid" and "alpha amino acid" would.

I am intending to develop captions for GIFs and have them
vertically down the page. This is probably the best way to do it although
it will take more vertical space.

I shall develop a tool for the glossary curators to edit entries
including deleting gifs.

Lesley is going to introduce some new subject areas. We have
also agreed that there will be a subject area for TUTORIAL - i.e. you can
do anything you like there without affecting the main glossary.

There will be flags on each entry (settable by the curators) which
indiacte whether a paryicular field can be modified. For mature entries,
the only fields which we would expect to be modifiable would be the URLs.

Searches shoudl take place on indexing terms and possibly the
primary name.

There will be a comment field at the end of each entry.

As a matter of procedure we may have to edit entries and you should not
feel unhappy if we edit out something you have written. It's all
critical and helps the curator produce the best entry. That contains
some of your contribution even if the words are not the same!


Peter Murray-Rust ( Glaxo Research & Development, Greenford,UK, (Thanks to AlanBleasby)