Helper app for intranet site

Lawrence D'Oliveiro ldo at geek-central.gen.new_zealand
Tue Aug 31 01:13:26 CEST 2010


In message 
<61894f54-90ff-4e0e-9c81-860b6e9cdc15 at p12g2000prn.googlegroups.com>, 
kevinlcarlson wrote:

> On Aug 29, 8:46 pm, Lawrence D'Oliveiro <ldo at geek-central.gen.new_zealand>
> wrote:
>>
>> In message
>> <45e0772c-24a8-4cbb-a4fc-74a1b6c25... at n19g2000prf.googlegroups.com>,
>> kevinlcarlson wrote:
>>>
>>> I'm exploring the possibility of developing a helper app for an
>>> existing internal company website.  Basically, it would automatically
>>> scan the current page contents, including prepopulated forms, and
>>> provide context-related business rule comments to the user, via a stay-
>>> on-top wxPython panel.
>>
>> Seems like a roundabout way of doing it. Can’t you integrate into the
>> server code which is generating the page contents, instead of trying to
>> reverse- engineer those contents?
> 
> Absolutely - that would be the best way to accomplish this.
> Unfortunately, our group has no access to the web server and the
> developers have this functionality scheduled about a year into the
> future, but we need it ASAP.  Also, our group would like to be in
> control of the code and business rule contents, rather than wait for
> updates from the busy web team...

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that produced it.



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