[Baypiggies] Online Dictionary/Thesaurus

J C j_2003_47 at hotmail.com
Thu Feb 5 03:05:26 CET 2009

Interesting... Do you suppose this is how dictionary. com would do this also?

> Date: Wed, 4 Feb 2009 16:12:57 -0800
> From: asheesh at asheesh.org
> To: j_2003_47 at hotmail.com
> CC: baypiggies at python.org
> Subject: Re: [Baypiggies] Online Dictionary/Thesaurus
> On Wed, 4 Feb 2009, J C wrote:
> > How would one convert the xml file? I am fairly new to programing etc. 
> > Are you sure this is required? Words are grouped by a particular range 
> > in the alphabet (shown in the file name). Words are in a particular tag 
> > with a corresponding unique identifier.
> You might like to read "Dive Into Python" 
> <http://www.diveintopython.org/toc/index.html> which covers XML 
> processing.
> But if you just want a website, I would suggest you:
> * Learn about how to run a web server like Apache and have it show plain 
> HTML pages to a user
> * Learn how to write a program that generates HTML files
> (If you are a new programmer, I recommend this text 
> <http://www.greenteapress.com/thinkpython/html/> to learn how to program 
> in Python. Then go back to Dive Into Python.)
> * Write a program that generates one HTML file per web page you want your 
> users to be able to see.
> That way, no programs other than the web server get called when users hit 
> your website, so it will be as fast as it can be.
> -- Asheesh.
> -- 
> No violence, gentlemen -- no violence, I beg of you!  Consider the furniture!
>  		-- Sherlock Holmes


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