Web Template Applicator (WTA)
- ...is a freeware program which takes blocks of text or HTML source and
search-and-replaces it into the correct parts of a template file which
contains most of the page look and layout HTML formatting.
- ...was created in order to make it easier to create web sites which
use many pages with a constant format. A good example is the
Casio Graphical Calculator Encyclopaedia
, which was compiled using WTA. Any indexed reference material
is likely to be suitable. If you create any such pages on the web using
WTA, tell me and I'll quote them as examples here.
- ...can also be used the other way around, with one source and multiple
templates, so you could give your pages a frames version and a no-frames
version, or a high graphics version and a low graphics version.
- ...was compiled using Borland Turbo Pascal 7.0 for MS-DOS.
I will recompile it under other operating systems whenever I find a
suitable compiler for that operating system. Feel free to recompile it
yourself, of course.
- ...doesn't leave any nasty messages in your HTML, although you can get
it to put in things like date and time of compilation if you want.
If you use it on something big, I'd appreciate a mention somewhere though.
Ok, that's about it. Enjoy.
I wrote WTA for my own personal use. Programs I do like this I do sloppily.
I fix bugs as I find them, rather than thinking it all through beforehand.
I admit this.
WTA did have some bugs. I fixed them. But WTA might have some more that I
didn't fix. So I take NO LIABILITY. For ANYTHING. At all. Ok? If not,
don't download it. Those are the rules.
Files to download
||Not zipped. It's only small. (approx 17k)
||WTA Pascal source code
||Not zipped. That's only small too. (approx 20k)
||Such as it is. Get it anyway.
||Compiles multiple sources into a single template
||You'll need to edit it slightly.
||An example "makefile"
||The makefile for this page.
For multiple pages, you'll need to do one of these.
||The source to this page
||Just an example. Might be useful.
||The template for this page
Last updated: Saturday, 18 October, 1997