From: Nadav Rotem (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Tue Jun 03 2003 - 09:04:25 EDT
> Why not ignore the styles in OTS and instead just
> have word iterator functions like "getNextWord" which
> returns the plain word from the document to OTS,
OTS needs to be a generic library for programs such as gedit , OOo or
even KWrite to use. if getNextWord returns (char *) then the font,size
and other info is lost; if getNextWord is of Abiword internal structure
then it wont be generic enough;
> which would then process it, then another function OTS can
> call into AbiWord to say whether this word is in or
> out of the summry. This way you leave all the
> formatting decisions up to AbiWord itself.
Letting abiword build the ots structure would be simple using the ots
api (such as ots_add_line , ots_add_wordlist); then after calling ots
the all that the abiword plugin has to do is scan a GList and if the
"->selected" flag is set then it can do or not do somthing with the
pointer that was previously set.
> It might take a couple of passes. The first one to
> analyze the text, the next to iterate through and
> "do something" for each word depending on whether it's
> in or out.
how would you implement getNextWord? how would you return the text back
into abiword without loosing the style information.
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