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Re: additional functionality for html-helper-mode

From: ken
Subject: Re: additional functionality for html-helper-mode
Date: Tue, 23 May 2017 14:49:20 -0400
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On 05/22/2017 08:29 PM, Emanuel Berg wrote:
ken wrote:

There is some mode in emacs which can
selectively and flexibly "collapse" and
"expand" selected blocks of text; that is,
make it/them visible to the user or not
display them. It was a long time ago, but
I believe that was org-mode.

Would it be possible to integrate that
functionality into html-helper-mode so that
chapters could be selectively collapsed or
expanded? For example, I might have:
I use the built-in `html-mode' for my primitive
or 90s-looking pages and as for editing I never
had any problems or felt the need to do code
fold, but some people who do HTML insist
web-mode.el is much better and there code
folding is available probably exactly as you
describe it:

Thanks for the suggestion, but I didn't want to have to learn a new editor. I tried html-mode years ago and didn't care for it. Moreover,, I've been using html-helper-mode for decades and am not only quite comfortable with it and don't want to become a newbie again, but I've also made a lot of very helpful customizations and have written some bits of fresh code which is dependent upon html-helper-mode. So maybe you understand that I'm just interested in additional functionality for html-helper-mode.

Though it's off-topic, I would add that I use html-helper-mode to edit quite sophisticated web pages which aren't '90s-looking at all, but which incorporate web 2.0 features and CSS and columns, graphics, and much more. Of course I wouldn't write an entire CMS with html-helper-mode, but then I wouldn't attempt it in any emacs mode; it would be much more sensible to use Joomla, Wordpress or Drupal... and probably, if at all feasible, one of the emacs modes designed specifically to interface with those. But this is all a separate conversation.

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