HTML export improvement

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Shron85
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HTML export improvement

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When bulk exporting notes as individual HTML files it would be nice if the inter-links where re-written so that they opened the other exported html files in the same folder:


What we get now:
href="epim://C:\Portable\EPIM\Database\MyDB.epim/notes/157395118782186938">

What we should get:
href="/Note_Export_Name_Pattern.htm">

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Re: HTML export improvement

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Hello,

thank you, suggestion noted. Can you help us understand why do you export into HTML files and how you use that?
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Re: HTML export improvement

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Right now I don't use HTML export, because it is un-useable with broken links scattered around them.

What I would like to do however is export them to web server so that they can be used in conjunction with PHP code to self assemble websites. That way when updating a client website or my own, rather than copying and pasting content and doing all the linking and formatting manually I can bulk export to html files and be done with it. Or at least only have to do minimum clean up.

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Re: HTML export improvement

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Thank you, noted. Will see what can be done.
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Re: HTML export improvement

Post by MetalDrop »

I had that same idea when I first started using EPIM but gave up fast since back then there wasn't any bulk individual export.

Now that there is though this would be an awesome thing to see changed.

At the very least it would be nice if inter-linked links were removed as they create quite a mess to clean up from the export and can't be left alone as they would cause confusion to readers.

Though having the links actually work would be an amazing feature really, since it would make it so you could quickly publish your own flat file static wiki style website.

Really once links worked if a couple more little features were added you could turn it into a major new feature that would let anyone who can figure out how to host html files [which is really easy now days you can even use Dropbox as a static html webhost for example] set up a and manage their own little static website using only EPIM.

+ Option to pick a note to use as a header for each HTML file
+ Option to pick a note to be used as a footer for each HTML file
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