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This README file describes the emacs lisp package hm--html-menus-5.0.

The package provides functions and various popup and pulldown menus
for a html mode called hm--html-mode, a mode for writing html pages.

It has an interface to view the html documents in a W3 browser with
Netscape, the w3-package from William M. Perry and Mosaic with the
file html-view.el from Ron Tapia.  It provides also a drag and drop
interface, which makes it very easy to insert links or images, by just
clicking on them.

Look at the file NEWS, to see what is new in this release. One of the
main changes is, that it is no longer based on the html-mode.el
package from Marc Andreessen. Therefore the name of the mode has
changed to hm--html-mode and also the way to install the package is a
little bit different. So please read the installtion hints CAREFULLY!

You should (but don't need) also get the w3 package from:


which provides an world wide web browser mode for the xemacs, emacs
and epoch.

This package is tested with the xemacs 19.14 and the emacs 19.30 on
Suns with SunOS 4.1.3 and 5.5 and on PC's with linux. But it should
work also on other (possibly only UNIX ?) platforms.

Read the file README-EMACS-19, if you want to use this package with 
GNU Emacs 19.

Thanks to Richard Stallman, who has helped me to port this package to
the Emacs 19 and thanks to John Ladwig, who has corrected a lot of the
text and comments in this package and to all the other people, who had
provided code, ideas, bug fixes or bug reports for this package.

The package consists of the following files:

README				: this file;
README-EMACS-19			: only for the GNU Emacs 19 user;
ANNOUNCEMENT			: Text of the announcement of this package;
LSM				: Entry for the Linux Software Map;
NEWS				: Change logfile;
adapt.el			: provides functions to use this package 
				  with the GNU Emacs 19
hm--html.el			: provides functions to write html pages;
				  some of these functions are similar to
				  functions of the html-mode.el;
hm--html-keys.el		: provides the new keybindings;
hm--html-menu.el		: provides the menus;
hm--html-mode.el		: provides the functions for the definition
				  of the hm--html-mode; this is now the
				  main file of the package;
hm--html-configuration.el	: configuration file for the html mode;
				  choose this as system configuration file;
hm--html-drag-and-drop.el	: defines the HTML- specific functions
				  for the drag and drop interface;
hm--date.el			: defines the function hm--date, which 
				  returns the date in the format 
				  "day-month-year" like "30-Jun-1993".
html-view.el			: Ron Tapia's html-view.el to view html-pages
				  in the Xmosaic; it is patched for use
				  with the xemacs;
internal-drag-and-drop.el	: provides the general (html-mode 
				  independend functions) of the drag and
				  drop interface;
templates.doc			: describes the syntax of the templates 
				  provided in the file tmpl-minor-mode.el
tmpl-minor-mode.el		: provides functions for the tmpl-minor-mode;
				  with this mode you can expand templates,
				  which are described in the file
				  templates-syntax.doc (look at the files
				  command-description.tmpl and frame.tmpl for
				  templates can be expanded automatically, if
				  you include a file with templates via the
				  html pulldown menu item "Templates ...";
command-description.tmpl	: Templatefile for the use with the
frame.tmpl			: Templatefile, provides a simple frame;


Note: In this version the setting of the environment variables 
HTML_CONFIG_FILE and HTML_USER_CONFIG_FILE are no longer necessary,
if you put the user configuration file in the home directrory and
the system (site) configuration file in one of the load path directories
of your xemacs or GNU Emacs 19.

1. 	Put all the *.el files in one of your xemacs (or emacs) lisp load
        directories (i.e. lisp/packages).

2.	Put the following in your .emacs (or default.el or site-init.el):

	(autoload 'hm--html-mode "hm--html-mode" "HTML major mode." t)
	(autoload 'hm--html-minor-mode "hm--html-mode" "HTML minor mode." t)
	(or (assoc "\\.html$" auto-mode-alist)
            (setq auto-mode-alist (cons '("\\.html$" . hm--html-mode) 

	(autoload 'tmpl-expand-templates-in-buffer "tmpl-minor-mode"
	  "Expand all templates in the current buffer." t)

        (autoload 'html-view-start-mosaic "html-view" "Start Xmosaic." t)
        (autoload 'html-view-view-buffer 
	  "View the current buffer in Xmosaic."
        (autoload 'html-view-view-file 
	  "View a file in Xmosaic."
        (autoload 'html-view-goto-url
	  "Goto url in Xmosaic."
        (autoload 'html-view-get-display
	  "Get the display for Xmosaic (i.e. hostxy:0.0)."
        (autoload 'w3-preview-this-buffer "w3" "WWW Previewer" t)
	(autoload 'w3 "w3" "WWW Browser" t)
	(autoload 'w3-open-local "w3" "Open local file for WWW browsing" t)
	(autoload 'w3-fetch "w3" "Open remote file for WWW browsing" t)
	(autoload 'w3-use-hotlist "w3" "Use shortcuts to view WWW docs" t)

	The above lines assume that you have not installed already another
	html mode. If this isn't true, then you should use the following

	(setq auto-mode-alist (cons '("\\.html$" . hm--html-mode) 

	instead of

	(or (assoc "\\.html$" auto-mode-alist)
            (setq auto-mode-alist (cons '("\\.html$" . hm--html-mode) 

	It could also be, that you've already the autoload lines for
        the w3 package in your emacs.

3.	Set the environment variable HTML_CONFIG_FILE to the html system 
	configuration file i.e.:	
	setenv HTML_CONFIG_FILE /usr/xemacs/lisp/hm--html-configuration.el

4.	Set (if you want) the environment variable HTML_USER_CONFIG_FILE to 
	the html user configuration file i.e.:
	setenv HTML_USER_CONFIG_FILE ~/.hm--html-configuration.el
	And put the file .hm--html-configuration.el in your Home directory.
	An example for this user specific file is given below.

5.	Check the files hm--html-configuration.el and 
	.hm--html-configuration.el whether all variables are set suitable for 
	you and your site or not. You can make changes in both of these files.
	Note that .hm--html-configuration.el precedes the settings in
	hm--html-configuration.el, because it is the user specific
	configuration file. So you should made site specific changes in 

	Look at first at the following variables:


6.	If you want to use templatefiles, you should put these files
	in the directory to which `hm--html-template-dir' points.
	You can use the file command-description.tmpl as
	an example.

7.	If you don't want to use the feature of adding html comments
	about the creation date and author and with a change log, then
	you should set the following three variables to nil:

8.      If you don't want to set a date in the title line, than you should
        set the following to nil:

The following is an example for a user specific configuration file
called .hm--html-configuration.el. You should put such a file in your
home directory and put all the variable settings in it, which are user

---- BEGIN of .hm--html-configuration.el ----
;;; Private html configuration file

;; Signature file
(setq hm--html-signature-file 

;; Username (Only necessary if it differs from the passwd entry)
(setq hm--html-username "Heiko M�nkel")

;; X Window System display for the html-view
(setq html-view-display "daedalus:0.0")

;; Use the expert menus?
(setq hm--html-expert t)

;; Delete the automounter path prefix /tmp_mount
(setq hm--html-delete-wrong-path-prefix "/tmp_mount")

; W3 

;; Default Home Page for w3-mode in lemacs or GNU Emacs
(setq w3-default-homepage "file:/home/muenkel/data/docs/www/home.html")
---- END of .hm--html-configuration.el ----

Every hm--*.el file has a description and installation part. Look at first
at these parts, if you have any questions.

Look at first at the configuration files, if you have problems with
this package!

Sorry, I know that the documentation of this package isn't so good as
it should be, but at the moment I've not the time to make a better

There is also a html documentation about the package. You can find it on:

Please send any bug reports, fixes or comments to 

I hope these files will be useful,